The Pennsylvania American Legion is seeking applicants for the annual “State Police Youth Week” program designed for young people with an interest in careers in law enforcement or military service.
The program, which is open to Pennsylvania youths who will have completed the sophomore, junior or senior year of high school prior to June 13, will be held June 13-19 at York College.
Those selected as cadets will engage in team-building and self-esteem exercises and learn about Pennsylvania law, forensic sciences, use of radar, riot control, tactical drug operations and other law enforcement-related topics. Cadets will march to their classes in platoon formation and have drill competition. Recreational activities will be scheduled as time permits.
The program is not a recreational camp or a disciplinary camp for problem youths.
Interested youths can obtain an application by calling 717-730-9100 or by visiting the Pennsylvania American Legion web site at www.pa-legion.com and proceeding to the “Programs” link. Completed applications should be taken to the local American Legion Post, which will conduct applicant interviews and select candidates to sponsor.
Candidates must be in good physical health and have at least average grades in school.