Decisions determine destiny…

For the past six years, LaSalle Parish students in eighth grade have participated in the annual Youth Crime Awareness Prevention Program (YCAP) sponsored by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LaSalle Correctional Center. This program was created as a way to bring awareness to teenager’s lives that the choices they make could land them in this very place.

The message that inmates who reside in the LaSalle Correctional Center try to get across to the students is that their decisions determine their destiny. So many kids and teens don’t realize that things they consider to be harmless such as sneaking out, lying, hanging with friends their parents don’t approve of, drinking alcohol and smoking or chewing tobacco could all lead them down a path of destructive decisions.

 

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