On Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the Toronto Police College
, A/Chief of Police Peter Yuen will be joined by Assistant Deputy Minister of Children, Community and Social Services David Mitchell and Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board Jim Hart to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Toronto Police Service\'s Youth in Policing Initiative After School Program.
Sixty-four students from across the city will be graduating after completing the 17 week program, where they gained valuable job experience and life skills through their work with police officers and community members. The students also had a chance to partake in several crime prevention initiatives, community events and training opportunities.
The Youth in Policing Initiative is part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy. This Strategy is helping to build stronger communities by establishing and expanding community programs that help youth achieve a brighter future.
The young people in this program, aged 15-18, represented 31 neighbourhoods throughout the city namely: Mount Olive-Silverstone- Jamestown; Elms-Old Rexdale; York University Heights; Black Creek; Regent Park; Flemingdon Park; South Parkdale; Crescent Town; Thistletown-Beaumond Heights; Rustic; Glenfield-Jane Heights; Thorncliffe Park and Weston-Pelham Park.
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