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The American Legion, Department of Florida and the Florida Highway Patrol have teamed together to create the Youth Law Cadet Academy. This is a week long program that provides a hands on learning experience with insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program allows these highly motivated young people the opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice. Recruitment of high school students, both male and female, representing all communities and backgrounds in the state of Florida, is one of the main goals of this program. Once these young people have been selected to attend the program, the law enforcement community is challenged to present a program that will instill an understanding and respect for law enforcement professionals and their techniques. During the program cadets will participate in the following activities: Exercises Sports Defense Tactics Driving course Firearms *ALL activities of the program will be supervised by certified personnel in that field. Eligibility: Florida high school student Male or female Between the ages 16 and 18, who have not reached the age of 19 by July 1, 2020 Should be of good moral character and possess a desire to learn more about law enforcement as a profession Valid Driver’s License Must have at least a 2.0 G.P.A High School Administration or Teachers should recommend students who meet these qualifications to American Legion Posts who are sponsoring the FHP program.
American Legion Post 233 commits to send at least 2 applicants to the Youth Law Cadet Academy in Tallahassee, FL every year. Students are interviewed and selected from our area high schools  for this week long program. Registration and transportation costs exceed $350 per candidate. We could use your help financially to make this happen. Help us help tomorrow’s leaders! Thank you for your tax exempt donation.