Youth and Police Building

Bridges Program

Maintaining a mutual beneficial relationship with the police provides an avenue for understanding, communication, support and awareness into the issues that create fear and mistrust in the community. When partnerships are formed between our youth and law enforcement, it allows the police to take an active interest in the well- being of the community and also builds the trust and respect of our youth towards the police.

 

CSFHC promotes activities between the community and law enforcement that build bonds in order to change the paradigm that all police officers are bad and all people of color are “thugs.” These assumptions stifle positive change in our current environment of mutual hate and distrust. Through activities that provide opportunities to share experiences, socialize, work together in projects, allow for organized physical activities and community forums, we can establish positive relationships and create a better future for our youth.

​OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide a safe and secure environment where by youth and police can communicate and share experiences.

  2. To plan monthly activities that provide for meaningful interactions and foster positive relationships.

  3. To provide the community the opportunity to give feedback into how these relationships can be used to achieve common goals that protect and safeguard our community.

  4. To deliver an annual resource fair in collaboration with a pool of city agencies and community- based organizations to bring awareness of their available resources and that perhaps are unknown to many families and youth.

CSFHC promotes activities between the community and law enforcement that build bonds in order to change the paradigm that all police officers are bad and all people of color are “thugs.”

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Easy & Healthy Walking Group Program