Delta Adopts Friends

In Delta, Utah, an activity that the Youth Council promotes is to have Youth Council members select a student who might be classified as a “Youth at Risk” whom they “adopt.”

The Youth Council student becomes a friend with the “At Risk” student and draws them into a new circle of friends who are doing positive things in their school and community. The goal is to replace inappropriate behavior with community service and eliminate social barriers while improving the quality of the growing up years with as many students as possible.

The following year, the “adopted” student is encouraged to join the Youth Council and adopt another “At Risk” friend, thereby causing the circle of influence to grow larger each year.