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Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - “Life Skills Academy”

Contact:  Romana Lopez – 207-7579  Date:  March 25, 2015   Release No:  15-032

Who: The San Antonio Police Department & the Boys & Girls Club of
                 San Antonio

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 
                5:00 p.m. 

Where: Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio – Eastside Branch
                3503 Martin Luther King Blvd.

The San Antonio Police Department partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio on a pilot program that fostered a positive relationship between SAPD and youth, ages 10-12.  The academy consisted of an 8-9 week program focusing on topics such as: consequences of decision making, self awareness and character, personal and community relationships, substance awareness and prevention, leadership skills and healthy lifestyle practices.  The Life Skills Academy utilized the Boys & Girls Clubs Start SMART curriculum and was taught by SAPD Training Academy Instructors.  

The San Antonio Police Department and the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio are happy to announce the conclusion with a celebration and pizza party for the club members that have completed the program.  As a contribution to community service for Boys and Girls Club Week, the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio will also be honoring the Law Enforcement and Emergency Professionals for their service. During this time they would like to encourage them to visit the Eastside branch and receive a small token of their appreciation.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
For seventy-five years now, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 9,200 members annually at seven branch locations and 43 on-site school locations.  The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most.  As a result of the Clubs' programs, young people are inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at: www.BeGreatSA.org.


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