Enrollment Open for 2018 Sheriff's Summer Youth Academy

Deadline to apply is June 25th...
Participants in last year's Sheriff's Summer Youth Academy (Courtesy of Sheriff Cummings)

Sheriff James Cummings has set a June 25th deadline to sign up for his summer youth academy. 

The program is a collaborative effort bringing together specially trained staff from correctional, educational, police and treatment organizations.  Together, they provide a supportive environment for Barnstable County youth between the ages of 12 and 16, one that fosters improved social skills, increased resiliency, and most of all better decision making.

“The academy is geared to a critical age group,” notes Sheriff Cummings, “It’s centered around those core formative years when – consciously or not – individuals are spending time and engaging in behaviors that can make a huge difference down the line.”

Past instructors have been drawn from a mix of law enforcement, public safety, and military posts; these have included the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, Barnstable Police, Sandwich Police, Yarmouth Police, State Police, local firefighters, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Academy will start July 10th and run 3 days a week for 4 weeks ending on August 2nd.   Sessions will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 1 PM. All applicants, parents and guardians will be invited to a family orientation meeting on Tuesday, June 26th  at 6pm.

You can download an application at:              http://www.bsheriff.net/community-programs/youth-programs/youth-program/

If you have questions, contact Shaun Cahill or Robert Roth. They can be reached at [email protected] or 774-392-5640 and [email protected] or 508-209-1217.


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