Together we can help children

I must applaud LEM Ebanks for his/her excellent idea in the article entitled, ‘Time to save Cayman’s youth’.

I could not agree with you more. We must do something to save Cayman’s youth and the one-on-one approach is the most effective.

Cayman’s young men seem to be most affected, although our young women need attention also. If everyone who is able would take just one young person under his/her wing, you would be amazed at the results. Our youth need encouragement and someone to guide them in making better choices. This sort of guidance normally occurs in the home, but, sadly, some of our homes are lacking in this regard. This is where the mentor comes in.

I, personally, have mentored at John Gray High School’s ‘Coaching for Success’ programme. I presently volunteer at the John Gray United Church’s After-School Program. It is very rewarding to give of yourself into the life of a young person. Sometimes it can make all the difference in that young person’s future and that of the community.

We need to do all we can to save Cayman’s youth because they are the future of tomorrow.

Carroll Yates