For more than 15 years, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Section has provided the opportunity for students, ages 11 through 13, to participate in a creative and interactive environment, while being rewarded for being among the overwhelming majority who don’t get into trouble with the law. The goal of the deputy counselors who coordinate the Summer Youth Program is to instill a vision of the future that is bright and hopeful. Those attending learn about nutrition, physical fitness and making healthy choices. In addition to the various athletic activities, they’ll enjoy demonstrations and get a behind-the-scenes look at several special operational units of the Sheriff’s Office such as our helicopter, K-9, S.W.A.T. teams, and bomb squad.
The Sheriff’s Summer Youth Program is FREE of charge, but seats are limited. The initiative consists of eight, four-day sessions, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Parents, or their designee, are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child on time. The youth are required to wear appropriate comfortable clothing and closed-toed athletic shoes each day. Each child will need to bring a lunch/drink Monday through Wednesday. Lunch will be provided on Thursday.
Dates and locations for the Summer Youth Program are:
•Varsity Lakes Middle School - June 3 - June 7
•Lehigh Acres Middle School - June 10 - June 13
•Three Oaks Middle School - June 17 - June 20
•Cypress Lake Middle School - June 24 - June 27
•N. Ft. Myers Academy for Arts - July 1 - July 5 *(no session on July 4th)*
•Oak Hammock Middle School - July 8 - July 11
•Diplomat Middle School - July 16 - July 19
•Mariner Middle School - July 22 - July 25
Hundreds of youth attend every year, so be sure to sign your child up today. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call the Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Section at (239) 258-3200. Students can also pick up registration forms from School Resource Officers at any of the above schools.
Media inquiries are directed to the Public Information Officer at (239) 477-1340.