ASD Middle School Students begin APD Youth Police Academy


Allentown, PA (August 11, 2016):  Some of Allentown Police Department’s finest will spend the next two weeks mentoring Allentown School District middle school students through APD’s Youth Police Academy. Approximately 25 students will participate in this indoor/outdoor program where a variety of demonstrations and activities will be performed by multiple area law enforcement agencies from August 15 – 19. The following week, August 22 – 26, ASD students who participated in last year’s Youth Police Academy will return for another week of learning experiences.

“Offering the Youth Academy for ASD middle school students is one of the many outreach efforts that APD hosts to engage our community’s youth,” explains Chief Keith Morris, Allentown Police Department. “We look forward to these programs where we have the opportunity to work one-on-one with these students and begin a mentorship that can make a difference in their lives.”

Participants in the Academy engage in light physical exercise, engage in a variety of activities, and enjoy breakfast and lunch.

The Allentown Police Youth Academy will held at Trexler Middle School, 851 North 15th Street, Allentown, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday. On Friday, August 19, students is the first session will participate in a special graduation event at 12 noon in City Council Chambers in Room #118, City Hall, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown.


About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 16,250 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district in the Commonwealth’s 500 school districts. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs more than 2,250 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866, serves students from 51 countries speaking 26 languages with more than 89% of ASD households qualifying as low income. The Allentown School District is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources.

Information provided by:
Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District