Applications are now available for those interested in Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Youth Public Safety Academy.
Celebrating its 17th year, the Academy provides a safe, educational, low-cost summer camp option for Framingham youth.
“I am excited to once again be able to offer this program for youngsters from communities across the county,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Thanks to our tremendous staff and our public safety partners, YPSA provides a fun-filled and educational environment for children to learn about public safety and get to know not only our officers, but also the police officers and firefighters from their own communities.”
The Academy is open to children ages 9-11, with six one-week camps beginning on July 5. Transportation and lunch are provided for all participants. There is a designated week for Framingham youth.
The week-long camp is designed to expose our youngest citizens to role models in public safety – namely sheriff’s officers, and their local police, fire, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, as well as to teach them valuable life and safety lessons.
Academy cadets participate in a series of activities throughout the camp – visiting with the local police and fire officials on community day and learning about fire safety hazards in our fire safety trailer. Cadets also learn how to make evacuation plans for emergency situations and participate in exercises designed to demonstrate the power and importance of teamwork during a visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica.
To apply online, visit www.middlesexsheriff.org/youth-public-safety-academy-ypsa.