Summer Youth in Policing (YIP) students gathered at Durham College for a day of activities, speakers and a potluck lunch. More than 60 students, team leaders, supervising team leaders and YIP coordinators got together at the college as the summer YIP program begins to get into stride. The theme of the day’s events revolved around diversity in our community.
Students had an opportunity to interact with Deputy Chiefs Martin and Burns, CAO Stan MacLellan, Executive Officer Sgt. Iheme and Cst. Heather Wilson. They also received a presentation from Martin Ejidra of the Harmony Movement, a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering and inspiring youth to take action against stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, racism and other forms of oppression.
The YIP students also worked up their appetites with a game of soccer before enjoying their lunch.
The YIP program runs through the summer for eight weeks. Participants engage in educational and community activities that are related to policing and leadership, with the goal of demonstrating how vital both the police service and youth are to the success of our communities.
For more information on the Harmony Movement, visit their website at www.harmony.ca and for more information on the YIP initiative, see our YIP Information page
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Deputy Burns chatting with some YIP students (JPG file, 353.3K bytes)
Cst. Wilson discussed her job and answered questions from students (JPG file, 346.2K bytes)
YIP students enjoying their lunch (JPG file, 311.3K bytes)