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Cape Coral Police and Fire Departments Host Junior Leadership Public Safety Day


(January 30, 2014)-  On January 29, 2014, The Cape Coral Police Department hosted Junior Leadership Cape Coral for its annual Public Safety Day.  Police Chief Connelly and Fire Chief Cochran took time out of their days to speak with the young men and women who took part in this fun, educational,  and interactive event.  The day was filled, with talks, Q&A sessions, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on exhibits.  A photo gallery of the event and information about the program is below.

About the program, courtesy of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce:

"Junior Leadership Cape Coral

Junior Leadership Cape Coral is an educational and interactive program for local high school juniors. One of the program goals is to provide supplemental learning possibilities to students interested in developing leadership skills before leaving their high school years. Another goal is to share with the students the many career possibilities in the local area. Focus is on preparation for their future by learning about their local community. This is done in a nine session program filled with forums, specialized tours, and education by local business and community leaders. Students will examine local and relevant community issues at a mock City Council meeting. They will learn about the unique history of Cape Coral and meet local government officials. They will tour local television stations, radio stations and a local newspaper where they have an opportunity to learn about careers in media. They might even be on TV? They will tour a local hospital, speak with medical professionals and learn about medical careers. They will spend time learning about careers in public safety and law by visiting the Police & Fire departments, the Juvenile Justice Center and local courts. The students are also guided in developing business, communication and networking skills. They will spend one day learning to market & brand themselves for college and job applications and developing social networking skills. Students will also visit two local schools and pair with teachers to teach a lesson to elementary and middle school students, as they explore the career possibilities in education. These are just some of the areas that the 28 students will experience in this years class. This is the eleventh year of this program and is generously sponsored by The News-Press, The Cape Coral Community Foundation, LCEC and BJM Consulting.

For the fourth year, the students will award three $1000.00 grants to local non-profits after learning about the process of awarding grants. This opportunity is generously sponsored by The Cape Coral Community Foundation.

The Jr. Leadership Class of 2013 [was selected] from junior level students from Mariner High School, Cape Coral High School, Ida Baker High School, North Fort Myers High School, Island Coast High School and Oasis Charter High School.

For more information on how your school or child can be involved, please contact Office Manager, Claudia St. Onge at (239) 549-6900 x101."