Welcome to CrimeFreeKids.com!
Only you can OWN YOUR FUTURE!
We have two goals:
1) to help children who have been impacted by crime, and
2) to prevent children from taking a path of crime.
Lofty? You know it! Attainable? We think so!
Here’s what our site is all about…
There are two forces that impact your life:
1) things that people do TO you that you have no control over; and2) things that you choose to do yourself and that you DO have control over!
We all fall into both categories, and both can have positive and negative consequences. We want to share some ideas with you that can help you stay focused on the positive and can help to turn negative experiences into positive ones.
First, if you have been the victim of a crime, or if you have a parent or loved one in prison, we’d like to help lessen the impact of this negative experience. These fall into that first category – things that are beyond your control.
Second, there are choices you will face that can lead down a positive path or a negative path. We encourage you to make positive choices. This falls into the second category – things that are completely in your control.
The topics we cover fall into both categories. How you respond to situations will make all the difference in the world. It’s not easy, we know. The prisons are full of young people who thought, “It won’t happen to me.” So are the cemeteries. We care about you. We want you to be in charge of your future. And we want it to be bright!
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ― Noam Chomsky