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Chase Elementary School Police Mentoring Program
01/25/12

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Under the direction of Ms. Wendy Adey, teacher and the mentoring program developer and organizer at Chase Elementary School, twelve Grade 5 students participated in a unique and exciting experience with eleven police officers from Precinct 11 in Baltimore County.  During the students’ lunch period, police mentors provide extra support, including help with homework, organization, math facts, reading, and social skills.  While developing a positive and meaningful relationship with their police mentor, the students also learn more about what it means to “protect and serve the citizens of Baltimore County.” 

Both the students’ lives and officers have been enriched through this program. One officer expressed, “Without a doubt, I can say that a frustrating day in the police world immediately gets better the moment I walk through the doors of Chase Elementary and meet young boys and girls who are excited that I am there to spend time with them.  Volunteering in this program has positively affected my life both professionally and personally.”

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Pictures and story submitted by Corrine Burtis, teacher
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