PLAY Youth Program Lock-In at YMCA

Posted on January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized
IMG_1912 IMG_1906 IMG_1909 10885555_319257498284008_5787066858950599581_nThe New Castle City Police Department in cooperation with the YMCA recently held a Lock-In at the YMCA for all George Washington School Students wanting to attend.

The Lock-In was sponsored by the New Castle Police Department’s PLAY (Police Leading Active Youth) Program. The event brought Police Officers and over 180 children together for a night of fun activities. These activities included swimming, basketball, Ping-Pong and many other activities.

The program is designed to promote trust and understanding between young people and police officers. The program is based on the thought that young people—if they are reached early enough—can develop strong, positive attitudes toward police officers and the law