SBPD Summer Youth
Programs- Free for All!
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:
Black Youth Center
DeAmistad Youth Center
Luther King Center
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
To sign-up for either tennis program, contact Chief Darryl Boykins:
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