4. Youth and You

Meet the youth in your neighborhood

Greet them by name.

Form a safe, supportive community for children.

Know where neighborhood children belong, so you can help in an emergency.

Meeting the youth who live on your block and greeting them by name is one of the simplest steps an adult can take, yet it can make a profound difference should there be a future need for adults and young people to speak to each other in the midst of a neighborhood crisis.

Also, it is difficult to help form a safe and supportive community for children without the adults and children knowing each other. Even those without children should know to whom the various children in the neighborhood belong. In this way, each adult is better able to help in an emergency and is better prepared to discuss problems immediately as they arise.