July 28, 2009

Optimist Club and YMCA send students to Respect for Law Camp

The Optimist Club of Greensburg, Indiana partnered with the Decatur County YMCA this summer to send children to the Respect for Law Leadership Camp. The Camp is coordinated by the Indiana State Police Department and held at Hanover College.

The students were chosen for their leadership and participation in an afternoon drug prevention program, Afternoons Rock, held at Greensburg Elementary School. Teacher Bill Wenning and YMCA Director Devon Brown, both Optimist Club members, made sure that six students got to attend the three-day overnight camp compliments of the Optimist Club. "Sometimes it’s all about having the right connection to help an idea get wings. Devon was able to give this idea ‘wings’ from his work with the local youth," stated Wenning.

While there, the students learned about the bomb squad, K-9 unit, and participated in practicing police formations. They also took turns driving golf carts while wearing "drunk goggles," a simulation of driving drunk. For their participation, the students earned the distinction of being a youth leader that will demonstrate positive choices to their peers.

Damian Mitchell, Darrian Mitchell, Brittany Lozier and Christian Dance attended an Optimist Club meeting with a slideshow to express their appreciation.
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