Blue EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, Empower) is a program of physical training designed to extend a young person’s mind and physical capability. The program also includes education, motivational speakers and mentoring with a view to having youth actualise their potential.
Outcomes include personal relationships and rapport being built between Police, Volunteers and the young people and their families. The program is designed to develop skills and attitudes needed to take part in society, now and in the future.
We believe that interacting with young people will encourage participants to be receptive to good guidance and have respect and trust in the police. Interaction between young people, the Police and Blue Light is making a positive and sustainable difference in people’s lives.
What is Blue EDGE?
Blue EDGE is a term program delivered twice weekly. The program includes physical training for 30-45 minutes, hygiene, a shared meal and weekly education and lifeskill sessions. Police Members will be interacting and engaging with the participants during each session. The program will conclude with a group celebration where staff, parents/carers and volunteers will be invited to celebrate the participants achievements.
Each group will be made up of approximately 20 young people, of mixed genders and abilities. The groups will work together as a team, encouraging each other to be the best that they can be. Young people aged between 12 and 17 are selected for each program.
The EDGE program will make a positive, sustainable difference to the lives of all the participants in each program. This is achieved through their experiences of physical, mental and social challenges.
An important aspect of this program is that there is no cost involved for the participants. Workbooks and other resources will be supplied free of charge.
When funding permits, uniform supplied will be at no cost and is for the participant to keep. The meals supplied, will be hearty will involve no cost to the young person, or their family.