Youth Futures Authority Report: Good News, Bad News - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/14/04

Youth Futures Authority Report: Good News, Bad News

A report on Savannah's youth shows some good news, and some bad news. Yesterday, the Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority released its new details showing how well the community is doing in improving the lives of children and families. The report shows teen pregnancy, suspensions, and some delinquencies are all decreasing.

Meanwhile, authority officials say the poverty level and serious delinquent offense numbers need to be lower. "We need programs, we need funding, we need after-school care, we need outside grants and programs, and we need to measure our efforts at what is getting better and not getting better," said the authority's Julian Pafford.

The Youth Futures Authority is a 24-member committee aimed at improving the life of children and families in the Savannah area. They meet once a month.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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