Signs of the Times

Topic: Youth and Religion

[Dr. M. S. Rice, as quoted in the Eccentric, Birmingham, Michigan]

The most precious, the most potentially valuable asset we have in any community, is our youth; and for men, there is no activity, no task, more available to all than the challenge to reach out and work with boys — for every boy is potential good, or evil, and the satisfaction of helping some needy boy to build himself into a self-reliant, good man, is beyond the purchase of mere money. . . .

Every community has within it many boys who need your help. One boy, left alone to wander through misdirected youth, may become a tremendously harmful and costly social liability; this same boy, on the other hand, can be directed by a helpful man, or group of men, into a useful life. The world will never get any better than the potential good that is developed within its youth, and especially in the boys around us everywhere.

March 18, 1939

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