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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces registration for the 2024 Youth Public Safety Academy is open

Kids enjoy the Middlesex county Sheriff's Office Youth Public Safety Academy. COURTESY PHOTO/MIDDLESEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The following was submitted by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office:

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce registration for the 2024 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is now open.

Now in its 23rd year, YPSA is an educational and affordable summer program that is open to all children living in Middlesex County ages 8-12. Older children have the opportunity to become a Counselor-in-Training. 

The program is comprised of five, one-week camps and is held at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford.

A student at the YPSA program pets a dog. COURTESY PHOTO/MIDDLESEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Registration for each week is $100 per child and includes transportation to and from designated bus stops; daily breakfast and lunch; and a graduation ceremony held each Friday.

“YPSA is a proud tradition here at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Koutoujian. “This is an opportunity for our kids to take some time away from screens and schools to learn lessons regarding healthy habits, fire safety,  personal wellness and more. Most importantly, they can do this alongside their friends and public safety role models from their community, helping build lifelong and positive connections.”

Participants are not required to reside in communities with a designated bus stop, but they will be picked up and dropped off at these locations.

Currently, spots remain open for cadets at the following bus stop locations:

July 8-12 – Bedford

July 15-19 – Burlington & Tyngsborough

July 22-26 – Acton/Maynard, Framingham/Natick & Marlborough

July 29-Aug. 2 – Belmont/Watertown, Hudson, Wakefield & Waltham/Newton

Aug. 5-9 – Lowell, Tewksbury & Wilmington

To register, visit www.middlesexsheriff.org/2024-YPSA-application.

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