BOGOTA, N.J. -- Businesses, organizations or individuals can sponsor a cadet during this summer's 7th annual Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy.
The academy, launched by borough police in the summer of 2011, exposes middle schoolers to the importance of community and public service.
Cadets are undergo a military training model aimed at instilling confidence, integrity, and self-esteem.
Each year the Academy accepts a limited number of motivated applicants to be a part of the August program.
Cadets were previously accepted regardless of financial circumstances, but this cost of operation required annual increases.
So academy officials are hoping that civic-minded citizens will provide full or partial sponsorships to help ease the burden on families who might have trouble affording it.
CHECKS can be made to: FOP Lodge 161 -Youth Academy, Bogota Emergency Services Youth Academy, 375 Larch Ave., Bogota, NJ 07603
INFO: Program Director Sgt. Craig Lynch / Program Coordinator Anna Geraghty: (201) 487-2400 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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