Shield Summer Youth Program


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If you've got a child between the ages of 12 and 15, and you want to give him or her a head start on life, the Boise Police Department has just the program for you.

The department is now accepting applications for its SHIELDSuccess, Helping, Innovation, Leadership, and Discover academy, a free, no-cost, three-week program for middle school and junior high school students, the Idaho Statesman reports.

SHIELD stands for Success, Helping, Innovation, Leadership, and Discover, and it's designed to build confidence, resiliency, and interpersonal skills, per the department's website.

Participants also take part in team-building exercises, hear from guest speakers, and learn about goal setting, leadership development, career opportunities, and more.

The program runs from July 8 to July 25 at Timberline High School.

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