Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Community Partnerships Section Wraps Up the First of Two Summer Camp Sessions

The Community Partnerships Section (CPS) finished the first round of its annual “Deputies Assisting Youth (D.A.Y.) Corps Summer Program” Friday at Oxon Hill Middle School.
The camp, which is in its second year, encourages middle school students to participate in group sessions for bully prevention, etiquette, proper grooming and positive self-image. During the two week program deputies inspire students to gain the confidence needed for vital transitional periods in life, as well as staying active and healthy while making new friends with similar interests.
“The program is designed to mentor and engage the young people” said Corporal Damen Smalls of the CPS “We help them strengthen their communication skills in school, at home, and in their communities. The program opens doors to new experiences and opportunities for their future.”
The first session included various guest speakers, and field trips to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
The summer program is an extension of the Office of the Sheriff’s partnership with the county school system to provide mentoring to students in eight Prince George’s County Middle Schools: G. James Gholson, Benjamin Stoddert, Oxon Hill, Thurgood Marshall, Drew Freeman, James Madison, Stephen Decatur and Thomas Johnson.
The D.A.Y. Corps’ second session will be held Monday, July 22nd – August 2nd, at Drew Freeman Middle School.
For more information Contact the Community Partnership Section at 301-780-2574.

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