I posted something similar to this recently. I am going to be teaching a few "juvenile offenders" how to knit.
I have gotten some chenille donated to me, and I will be having them make scarves for our local homeless shelter. They are 'out of custody' kids, but I have discussed it with their therapist and we think it will be something time consuming and soothing for them.
Plus they will have the added benifit of making something, completeing it and having people be grateful to them, and gush over how nice they are.
All around a good program.
I work with this popultion of kids, and I often knit in front of them. Supprisingly the boys (teens) are the most interested, 'cause they want to make their own bennies.