The Norfolk County Sheriff's Youth Leadership Academies are designed to help youths age 10-to-14 develop the crucial skills needed in the modern world. Using experiential and adventure education, participants in the academy learn to overcome challenges and reflect on what they learned and the skills they needed to be successful. This helps young participants set goals and come up with strategies on how to achieve these goals.
The popular Braintree Youth Leadership Academy for Norfolk County youth aged 10 to 14 years old will be offered from June 22nd to August 21st this year. The academy, which features a low and high ropes challenge course, seeks to develop: decision making skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, goal-setting skills, and provides participants with public safety classes such as fire safety, K9s in law enforcement, etc. The Academy takes place at the Braintree Public Safety Complex at 2015 Washington Street in Braintree.
For the first time, the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office Youth Leadership Academy is expanding its programming to southern Norfolk County. For the summer of 2021, a one-week pilot program will be launched at Dean College in Franklin, MA, from August 16th - 20th.
To register for the Braintree or Franklin Youth Leadership Academies, click here.