At-Risk Youth

ALL YOUTH CAN BE AT RISK:

A working definition of youth who are at risk can be described as follows
▪    Are in danger of placement outside of home
▪    Have had negative contact with agencies in society
▪    Have been impacted directly by the consequences of social ills present in society
A ” HIGH RISK” youth
•    is identified as a child of an alcohol or substance abuse household
•    is a victim of physical, sexual or phychological abuse
•    has dropped out of school or planning to drop out of school
•    is economically disadvantaged
•    has commited a violent or delinquent act
•    has experienced mental health problems
•    has attempted suicide
Research Findings
◦     40% chance that she/he will be a partner in pregnancy
◦     90% chance that she/he will experiment with alcohol
◦     65% chance that she/he will use alcohol on a regular basis.
◦     17% chance that she/he will uses cocaine on a regualr basis.
◦     50% chance that she/he will experiment with marijuana
◦     23% chance that she/he will experiment with stimulants

It’s All About The Youth, Spread The Word

S.O.C. Children In  Motion Inc. was organized in 2003. Since its inception, S.O.C. has had hands on experience working with over 3000 youths.
We are a community based organization serving at- risk youth throughout the city of Beaumont. 95% of the youths served are from low income households. S.O.C. Children in Motion, Inc’s goal is to reach a child prior to their teenage years and to help mold them to become  a value contributor as well as positive influence in their community.
We have implemented self-discipline and self esteem building programs that teach personal safety and instill morals and principles. S.O.C. also provides academic tutorials as well as educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.
We are most concerned with fostering spiritual growth  as a way to promote healing in the lives of at- risk youth.
We realize that without a relationship with God at-risk youth do not have a chance to take control and make positive decision about how to live.

What’s Being Done ?

Our primary objective is to contribute to the social well-being  of the community through services to individuals and  and groups of individuals who, because personal ,family problems, social conflicts, are, or may become,involved in the criminal justice system.
S.O.C Children in Motion Inc.  mentoring program is designed to create lasting behavior changes. We will provide the youth with the tools and the and techniques to help them face day to day challenges. We will focus our work on helping behaviorally troubled teens take responsibility for their own action and turn their behavior around.
S.O.C Children In Motion Inc. provides one-on-one trainig for parents. Parents will learn simple parenting tools that will show them how to help their teen’s handle their problems appropriately and own their own.

Our Mission

    ◦    P- provide a forum for open discussion of all matters of public intrest for the sake of all youth in our community.

    ◦     E- encourage children to serve their community and to encourage and promote high ethical standards in all things they do

    ◦    T-take an active interest in the social, cultural, and moral welfare of our children and community

    ◦    C- create a spirit of understanding for all of the youth of our community.

    ◦    U- unite a bond of friendship, good fellowship and a mutual understanding with and for children.

    ◦    P- promote the good principles of government and citizenship.