Law Enforcement Engaging in Activities Developing Youth
What is LEAD Youth
By connecting kids, cops, and the community, LEAD Youth facilitates a new dialogue with the next generation. By challenging presumptions and promoting mentorship, the LEAD Youth summer program strives for simple connections between kids and cops.
Who is Involved
The LEAD Youth program is an initiative of local police departments in partnership with the Fox Valley Family YMCA designed to cultivate positive relationships and interactions between police officers and the children in the communities they serve. We believe that through nonconfrontational, student-appealing enrichment programs, students and officers can create a bond that will empower youth to make responsible life choices.
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office
Montgomery Police Department
Plano Police Department
Oswego Police Department
Yorkville Police Department
How LEAD Youth Works
Law enforcement officers nominate 3rd-6th grade youth to participate in free summer programming and special events. These programs foster teamwork, enforce citizenship, and provide opportunities to interact with law enforcement officers and caring adult mentors.
Provide a safe and welcoming environment
Promote youth and community engagement
Increase positive relationships between youth and law enforcement
Provide fun, rewarding, and safe summer programming
Career awareness in law enforcement
What the Officers Have to Say
How You Can Help
LEAD Youth’s summer camp program requires funding for transportation, food & beverage, activity supplies, and more. Consider making a donation –– click below to donate today!