Youth Engagement Program

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 YEP PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY. 

 Youth Engagement Program (YEP)

A free interactive and informative after school learning program about policing.

Every Tuesday evening starting September 18th, 2018 to December 4th, 2018 from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m at the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre (160 Clair Rd W).

Objectives

  • Enhance relations between youth and police in our community
  • Provide an overview of various future career opportunites in policing for youth through presentations and demonstrations
  • To assist youth in better understanding youth related crime trends in our schools and neighbourhoods
  • To give youth a different perspective into their community through the eyes of the      police
  • To provide a highly interactive, hands on and engaging experience with the police

 Course Outline and Brief Overview:

  • Students from Guelph high schools in grades  10, 11, 12 and 12+ will work with each other, Police Officers and community partners to discuss ways for youth to address youth crime issues
  • Traffic Unit relating to various traffic issues - such as stunt driving, impaired driving 
  • Youth crime and crime trends as they relate to youth
  • Sexual Assault Unit and their role with youth
  • Forensic Identification Unit and their role in solving crimes (DNA, fingerprints, footprints, etc)
  • Drug Unit discussions on drug issues affecting youth
  • Gain exposure to the K9 and Tactical Response Unit through presentations and demonstrations
  • Students get the opportunity to work in groups on topics that affect youth in their schools and community
  • Discovering what it takes to become a police officer through presentations by the recruiting and training units
  • Snacks included 

 

The above are only a few of the highlights of the YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM. The program is designed to be a FREE interactive and fun filled learning program.

Participation in the program earns the students 20 community service hours towards the 40 hour high school requirement. 

Reminder: to become a part of this program you must apply.