What happened to the
days when youth athletic teams actively looked for sponsors for their leagues?
Years ago teams, groups, & organizations actually prepared fundraising
strategies to develop finances for their cause. Here in Chicago, (maybe in your
city too) beware of the red light, for at every major intersection, in almost
every residential community, waits youth of all ages, waiting to beg from you!
Gone are the days when organizations and teams put thought and effort into
raising funds. Events such as candy & taffy apple sales or car washes that
paid for equipment, trips and uniforms are things of the past. All you need now
is a plastic McDonald's cup and a cause to hit the streets and beg for it.
Pathetic and hilarious
at the same time, youth in tattered sports apparel, teenage dance troupes &
the usual homeless people compete for the right to ask you for money., Coaches
& instructors are sacrificing the self-respect & dignity of our youth
by permitting them to beg in the streets, Formerly practiced by derelicts and
social outcasts, panhandling has been deemed acceptable and profitable. Parents,
instructors, or coaches that should be instilling values such as self-respect
and integrity within these children are behind the scenes "pimping"
them and robbing them of their dignity by permitting these activities to take
Enough is enough.
Mentors, teachers, leaders of these clubs, teams or organizations please take
these kids off of these streets and utilize better fundraising techniques.
There are other ways to procure capital, fundamental methods that have been
proven lucrative, time and time again. The act of putting children in the
street to beg does nothing but enhance the stereotypical perception of our
people. How can you be respected as an authority figure in the lives of these
children when they are constantly exposed to the dangers of the streets? One
thing that is certain, if we don't take our kids from the streets, the streets
will surely take our kids from us.
Labels: dangers of the streets, fundraising organizations, social outcasts, street crimes, teenage dance troupe