February 24, 2014
When most people consider leadership initiatives to help deprived communities whose youth have lost their way, they often consider charitable organizations and political changes in order to get the job done. While those things are certainly effective, none are as successful as instituting a neighborhood watch
. There are several key reasons that doing so can actually improve the quality of life for everyone involved.
1. It Shows Parent Interest in the Child
The best part of a neighborhood watch is that it shows how much parents care. Instead of taking a back seat to local organizations and law enforcement professionals, parents take an active role in keeping an eye on the community. They therefore take an active role in teaching, leading, and guiding their children so that they make better decisions throughout their lives.
2. It Brings Neighbors Together
The importance of neighborhood cohesion cannot be understated. A neighborhood that comes together is safer, more effective, and able to police its own streets without involving law enforcement. That means better outcomes with children and a significant reduction in youth crimes and risky behaviors overall.
3. An Excellent Way to Produce Results
The combination of neighborhood togetherness and parent involvement is crucial for securing a safer, more positive future for today’s communities and youth. A neighborhood watch is a cost-effective, quick way to encourage both of these crucial developments.