Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are thrilled to announce the RETURN of its annual Youth Leadership Program from Tuesday, July 12, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By definition, leadership means, “action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Since 2003, Caledon OPP Community Response Unit (CRU) officers, along with the Optimist Club of Caledon, have been engaging with local youth to demonstrate the importance of community service, involvement, compassion, and leadership in their community.

During this four-day program, students will be provided the opportunity to engage in a variety of community activities aimed at giving back to their community while interacting with Caledon OPP officers and fellow students.

All applicants interested in applying to the program must meet the following criteria:

• be a student (between grades 9 to 12) attending a Caledon school

• be a resident of Caledon

• be motivated to actively participate

• possess a genuine interest in contributing to the community in a meaningful way

• be a team player and work well with others

The applicant will be required to submit an OPP permission form signed by the applicant’s parent/guardian along with a brief essay (minimum of 250 words) written by the applicant. The essay should outline reasons for the applicant’s interest and identify what the applicant has to offer to the program.

OPP permission forms are available by email by contacting your Community Safety Officer at joe.brisebois@opp.ca. If email is not an option, contact the officer using the coordinates below. Space is limited so please return the permission form and essay to the Caledon OPP detachment (drop off or email) to the attention of PC Joe Brisebois no later than June 3, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified during the week of June 6, 2022.

In addition to earning a sense of satisfaction from being able to give back to their community, participants will also attain 40 hours of community work as a part of their requirement for successful completion from high school.

For more information regarding the program, please contact Provincial Constable Joe Brisebois.

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