Chief Martin Paul Martin recently joined the Youth in Policing After School students to share his role at DRPS and support the students as they prepared for their Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser.
In efforts to raise funds for the event, the student later held a bake sale at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology. This year, their goal is $12,000 and will go toward The Refuge Youth Outreach Shelter in Oshawa.
"We cannot thank Chief Martin enough for taking the time to speak to our Youth In Policing Students," says Youth in Policing Co-ordinator Alex Da Estrela-Marsico. "He was able to provide the students with insight into the career of law enforcement through his own experiences with DRPS. He also spoke to them about the importance of being a leader within their school and community."
The Coldest Night of the Year Walk symbolizes just some of the challenges faced by those who are homeless and reminds participants of the value of their empathy and selfless efforts.
Since the initiative began five years ago, nearly $5 million dollars has been raised and gone to those in need thanks to the students, community members and partners.
The walk takes place on Saturday February 20th 2016 in Oshawa. If you would like to know more about the walk or how you can be involved , or to donate please click here.
Chief Martin meets with Youth in Policing Students (JPG file, 1,081.5K bytes)
YIP Students host bake sale for "Coldest Night" event (JPG file, 198.1K bytes)