2024 Edwardsville Police Youth Academy

This summer, the Edwardsville Police Department will be hosting its 26TH Annual Youth Academy, Session 24-26. The academy is a unique and exciting program that has been developed to provide young women and men, ages 12 through 16 (minimum age 12 to the maximum age of 16), with positive summer activities that are fun, challeYouthAcademy-Logonging and informative.  The Youth Academy was founded on the principles of citizenship, responsibility, and knowledge. The primary focus of the Youth Academy Program is to bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while exposing them to activities that provide physical fitness, confidence building, team building, and the development of leadership skills. Some summer activities could include:

  • Citizenship Class
  • Community Service Project
  • CPR – First Aid
  • Eagle Crest High Challenge Course
  • Eagle Crest Team Challenge Course
  • Land Navigation Skills
  • Leadership Class
  • Multi-Mile Hike
  • Presidential Fitness Testing
  • Problem Solving
  • Swimming at Raging Rivers Water Park
  • Ultimate Challenge
  • Physical Fitness

The Youth Academy is an intense two-week long leadership program that requires daily attendance. The Youth Academy meets Monday – Friday, June 10-21, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School gymnasium, located at 1802 Madison Avenue, Edwardsville, IL. The Youth Academy will conclude with a graduation/awards banquet on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. 

2024 Youth Academy Dates: June 10 through June 21, 2024

The coordinators of the 2024 Youth Academy are Officer Jarrod Sprinkle & Office Ryan Grimes. For additional information about the Youth Academy, please contact 618-655-7111, or your School Resource Officer or DARE officer.