A program to help spark more interest in law enforcement for young people receives a boost today.
The Erie Kiwanis Club awarding $1500 to the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet Program.
The camp works with kids ages 13 to 15. The goal is to show the teenagers a glimpse into the life of a trooper, but also focuses on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork and many other issues kids face today.
“It’s getting young people involved, recognizing police are their friends and these kids are interested in law enforcement,” says Bill Sapone, Kiwanis Club President, says “we need good law enforcement these days. It’s a good program for these kids to experience the program.”
Trooper Michelle McGee, Community Service Officer, says, “It helps keep the costs low. We do a small fundraiser, but it certainly supports us with our mission at camp.”