D.C. youth police academy provides structure, safety, security for kids

Kids participate in summer youth program sponsored by Metropolitan Police. Monday, July 31, 2017 (ABC7 photo)

Metropolitan Police officers are making the summer educational, fun-filled and safe for kids.

For six weeks during the summer, students in a Southeast Washington community have a place to go that provides structure, safety and security.

The Metropolitan Police Department Summer Youth Academy provides meals, education, free field trips, and sports-related activities.

Seventy-five children between the ages of 5 and 13 are learning about the positive side of policing through the program.

ABC7 News' Kellye Lynn has more on this story in the above video.

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