Children’s policy holds summer program

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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The Escambia County Children’s Policy Council recently held its first ever summer enrichment program.

The program is designed to enhance the potential in young people by building and reinforcing positive characteristics, Escambia County Children’s Policy Executive Director Karean Reynolds said.

“During this summer enrichment program youth were provided training on how to develop and track goals which will help enhance their chances of success,” Reynolds said.

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Dr. Teresa Smith provided two workshops on the importance of mental health. Youth were trained on positive social interactions by counselors from The Compass II Life Program.

Mayor Jim Staff, Assistant Chief John Stallworth and Capt. Daniel Love, who are always a supporter for our youth initiatives, were present to present graduation certificates, Reynolds said.

This program was a partnership between the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council and the Compass II Life Program.

We plan to develop the program next year into a full camp with more activities and fun, he said.

“When we invest in our young people, we invest in a brighter future,” Reynolds said.