This summer, the Edwardsville Police Department will be hosting its 24TH Annual Youth Academy, Session 22-24. 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, challenging 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
Classroom Instruction Activities are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions or mitigations set in place by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The Youth Academy is an intense two-week long leadership program that requires daily attendance. The Youth Academy meets Monday – Friday 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 17th , at 6:30 p.m. Being this is a unique year; a graduation celebration for the participants is not guaranteed, due COVID-19 restrictions or mitigations set in place by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
2022 Youth Academy Dates: June 6th-17th, 2022
The coordinator of the 2022 Youth Academy is Officer Barb Frolik. For additional information about the Youth Academy, please contact 618-655-7111, or your School Resource Officer or DARE officer.