In these times where young adults in the valley are searching for acceptance and group approval the choices other than gangs are narrowing.
The West Valley School District is deciding the fate of this great program that offers Team Building, Individual confidence, Physical fitness, and scholastic assistance (in the form of small group mentorship, one on one instruction, and Awards for scholastic achievements)to name some but not all of the benifits of the program.
The cost for the instructors are shared by the US Army and the WVSD. Other funds for the program are provided by fund raisers and donations like the one from the Friends of the NRA earlier this year.
It really is a shame that the School District is proposing to end this program that offers so many at risk youth and others a chance to blossom as young adults.
I have to wonder if there is a true value to purchasing newer computers or if the very large ammount set up for teachers child care isn't something that the Teacher's union could trim down on their demands and allow this working program to continue.