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Help Send Officer Butterbean's Explorers to the 2014 Explorer Conference in Indiana!

posted Mar 17, 2014, 2:47 PM by Fina Santa-Maria

Since 1971, the Baltimore Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorers Program has been enriching youths from the ages of 14 to 20 by exposing them to many different alternatives and opportunities. The Explorers program partners youth with police officers who serve as mentors, teaching them good citizenship, community involvement, and leadership skills.

Since its inception, the program has grown from one Explorer post in the Northeast District to nine posts across Baltimore city, one in each district. Thousands of youth have been exposed to the anti-crime and pro-education messages, and have gone on to become productive citizens in our communities.

Police officers meet with Explorers weekly, and cover a variety of topics ranging from crime prevention to hostage negotiation to every day life lessons. Every two years, the Explorers attend a national conference which is held on a college campus in North America. Explorer’s fellowship with and compete against other youth Explorer programs from around the nation.

This year, Officer Butterbean has 15 Police Explorers who want to go.  They will get to show off their skills, build some self-confidence and will have many opportunities to learn.  The cost is $500 per kid and donations are tax deductible.  Officer Butterbean needs $7000 by April 8 in order to give the kids who are interested this great opportunity!!! Many of them have never been out of Baltimore or on a college campus.

They are really hort of donations; please take a look at this link and make a donation if you can.