Sometimes it’s hard being a kid in today’s world. And for parents, the challenge can be even harder as they strive to protect their children from the many negative forces that can ensnare them, such as gangs and substance abuse.
But the job of parenting has been made just a little bit easier thanks to the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department and its recently published “Fingertip Guide to Youth Resources.”
The guide, a companion to the department’s “Fingertip Guide to Community Resources,” contains hundreds of listings for community and social services available specifically for youths and their parents.
Topics include after-school enrichment programs, child care, emergency food and financial assistance, gang prevention and intervention, job training and assistance, counseling, substance abuse prevention and intervention, health care and education, teen centers and clubs, and volunteer opportunities.
Copies of the guide have been distributed to churches, schools and community centers throughout Fullerton. The entire text of the guide can also be accessed through the city’s website at www.ci.fullerton.ca.us.
Citizens interested in getting a printed copy of the guide can come to either the Parks and Recreation Department or the City Manager’s Office at Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575.