Frontlines has started an excellent-sounding mentorship program, according to InsideToronto:
Many youths in the area lack a father figure, he said, or they are raised by aunts or uncles. They miss out on certain rites of passage and don’t learn the life skills that they would get from their fathers and grandfathers.
“A lot of these children are dealing with abandonment issues, they’re feeling neglected. With that there is frustration. I really feel like there’s a big lack of guidance, which, in an area like where we are, there are so many vices that are readily available to these young children and easy for them to access,” Reid said. “And, they’re very impressionable. They don’t have the same sensors that an adult would have, so they begin to adopt a lifestyle that isn’t necessarily healthy for them.”
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