Coral Springs Police Department
For 5 out of the last six years, (2020 programming was cancelled due to Covid), the Coral Springs Police Department has run a Summer Youth Program for underserved elementary-age students. Each summer, three days a week for six weeks, Coral Springs School Resource Officers provide activities, sports, mentoring and food for approximately 110 campers. Teens are also provided with the opportunity to volunteer and build community service hours before graduation. Hearing and eye exams are administered to students, some of whom have never been evaluated before.
Youth engage with officers in a nurturing environment that builds bridges in underserved communities. Through these relationships, Coral Springs PD identifies families in need of additional services throughout the year. These families receive Thanksgiving Baskets and Shop With A Cop opportunities. Every camper leaves at the end of the summer with uniforms and a backpack of school supplies for the upcoming year.