Summer Youth Police Academy accepting applications

New York City residents between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible for the Summer Youth Police Academy. Photo courtesy of www.nyc.gov
New York City residents between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible for the Summer Youth Police Academy.
Photo courtesy of www.nyc.gov

The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Police Academy, is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth.

The goals of the academy are:

  • To enhance responsible citizenship.
  • To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.
  • To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.

New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts.

The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance.

Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.

The 2012 Summer Youth Police Academy application is now available and will be accepted no later than Fri., Jun. 22nd.

For the application, please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/community_affairs/2012ypaapplication.PDF

Free lacrosse summer camp

Randall’s Island Park Alliance, in conjunction with Nike, is hosting a free two-day lacrosse summer camp on August 1 and 2 for boys and girls ages 12-18.

The RIPA/Nike Lacrosse Camp will be include SPARQ training, lacrosse skills, scrimmages and an awards ceremony. The goal of the camp is to expose those that have never played lacrosse to an emerging and popular sport, and to sharpen the skills of those more experienced in the sport. Regardless of skill level, the camp should stimulate the athlete’s love for the game, encourage sportsmanship, and build self confidence.

Scholarships will be provided to all campers.

Priority admission will be given to children within neighboring communities, though all children are invited to apply and attend.

Lunch, awards, a t-shirt, and bus transportation is included; campers will be responsible for bringing his or her own lacrosse equipment.

Please fill out the application found at http://randallsisland.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/RIPA-Nike-Lacrosse-Camp-Application.pdf and return it via mail to Icahn Stadium, or via email to laurence.vargas@parks.nyc.gov.

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