Arlington Texas Youth

 America's Promise and the Five Promises

The five promises that are endorsed by the Arlington Alliance for Youth are keys to the development of Arlington as a City of Promise for our youth. You are encouraged to think about these goals as you formulate the project for your grants application.

  • Caring Adults (How do we get more adults in Arlington to lead and mentor our youth?):
    • Develop a new after school activity at a Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, or Girls Inc.
    • Start a new youth club like Builders Club, K-kids, Key Club, Girl Scout troop, or Boy Scout troop.
    • Adults and youth team up to teach members of a nursing home how to use the Internet
  • Safe Places (How can we have more structured activities after school in safe places?):
    • Develop a Neighborhood Watch program.
    • Develop a sports team for intramural sports.
    • Develop a musical activity for neighborhood talent.
    • Organize "Play & Learn Days" during summer for elementary children with working parents.
  • A Healthy Start:
    • Conduct an "Aim for Success" workshop on abstinence for youth in your organization.
    • Organize and conduct a teen parenthood workshop (Parenting Center).
    • Organize and conduct an exercise and diet workshop.
    • Hold Bike/Fair Clinic to teach children bicycle safety and basic repairs.
    • Organize a school eye clinic fair for youth
  • Marketable Skills:
    • Organize and conduct career fair or workshop for youth.
    • Organize and conduct a family centered workshop on English as a second language.
    • Organize and conduct a life-skills workshop for alternative high schools.
    • Organize and conduct a service learning opportunity for students.
    • Organize an earh science courtyard for school.
  • Opportunities to Serve:
    • High School Key Club provides reading clinic for grade school class.
    • Help build home ramp for wheel chair bound person to get in and out of house.
    • Youth visit and provide program for nursing home.
    • Senior scout community service projects are expanded with grant resources.
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