During the summer of 2013, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will be hosting a Male and Female Leadership Training Academy in June and August. The Leadership Academies were established to provide young men and women (ages 13-16) with a structured one week learning environment. The Youth Leadership Academy is designed to challenge the participants mentally and physically while learning key aspects in leadership.
The participants that attend the Youth Leadership Academy are introduced to a highly structured environment in which they will live. This would include classroom activities, outdoor leadership reaction course and rappel tower are a few of the activities the youth will engage in.
The Youth Leadership Academies will be hosted at the Fort Custer Military Training Base in Augusta, Michigan. The young men will attend June 23rd to June 28th and the young women will attend August 11th to August 16th. Approximately 30-35 young men and women will be chosen from an application and interview process to attend the Leadership Academy in June and August.
Application packets are available at Public Safety Headquarters and on the Kalamazoo Public Safety web site: www.Kalamazoopublicsafety.org
There is no cost to participate in the Leadership Academy. All uniforms, meals, and housing is provided free of charge for all young men and women attending the Academy. For additional information please contact C.O.P.S./Community Policing Sergeant Timothy Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-337-8244.