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SBPD Summer Youth Programs- Free for All!

June 15, 2007

SBPD Youth Recreation Programs: The South Bend Police Youth Recreation Program (YRP) seeks to combine resources with recreation centers throughout the City of South Bend.

While the main location is the Boys & Girls Club, 502 E. Sample St., there are several other sites:

  • Wilson School
  • Perley School
  • Charles Black Youth Center
  • LaCasa DeAmistad Youth Center
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • Westside Partnership Center
  • Harrison Elementary School

To be eligible for the SBPD Youth Recreation Program (YRP) beginning June 2007 (through August), you must be between 8-17 years of age and a participant at one of the Youth Recreation Center sites listed above.

For more information, contact Sgt. Eric Crittendon: 283-7293

SBPD Tennis Program: This weekly program beginning June 25 (through August) at Washington High School aims to introduce the unique sport of tennis to people (aged 8 years to adult) who otherwise may not be able to access or afford it. Sessions are Monday-Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m. and Noon-1:30 p.m.

SBPD/ Weed & Seed Tennis Program: Similar to above, this weekly tennis program for the inner city begins June 14 (through August) at Charles Black Youth Center on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m.

To sign-up for either tennis program, contact Chief Darryl Boykins: 235-9311

SBPD Youth Police Academy
: Youth ages 14-17 years get the inside on police work and public safety with hands-on demos, training and first-hand accounts from officers, specialty units and other law enforcement representatives. The week-long program includes lunch. Scheduled for June 25-29, from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Spaces available!

To sign-up, contact Lt. Dick Powers: 235-9402

Police Explorers Unit: South Bend Explorer Post 911 gives youth ages 14-20 a "behind-the-scenes" look at what it takes to wear the badge in police work-- with hands-on training, demonstrations, presentations, and ridealing programs, designed to inspire future law enforcement leaders. Explorers is an extension of the Boy Scouts of America "Learning for Life" program. Meetings are held the first and third Sundays of every month all year long, from 5-7pm.

To sign-up, contact Sgt John Hall @ 235-7480 or Cpl. Ed Koczan @ 235-2185

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