CAA Flagship wrote:
That's a good question. I would suspect it's a good starting point.
Certainly better than nothing. By a long shot. But it seems there could be a route for a more immediate impact by including older kids.
The area of town they are talking about, those kids for the most part are a lost cause. They're already on the streets slingin dope. CID can back me up on it. The 8-10 yr olds are probably their best shot AND are probably more likely to accompany their parents to the laundromat.
Sure, outliers exist, but on the whole i'd say the teenagers are lost. The city does things for the younger kids. If you see black kids in Charleston selling you a palmetto rose you should know that, for the most part, those kids have a permit and are part of a program that helps keep kids from turning to crime( I think it's called Rose Kids).
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheB ... t-a-permit
Under city ordinances, sellers of palmetto roses — woven sweetgrass creations that are often sold to couples on downtown sidewalks — must go through a week-long entrepreneurship class and earn a peddler's permit, which they must display at all times while selling roses.