ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 40 high school students from Orange County are heading to the nation’s capital.
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With support from local organizations, Junior Reserve Law Enforcement students from Jones and Lake Nona High Schools traveled to Washington, DC, on Friday for a field trip.
“The Orlando Police Department launched the Youth Engagement Strategy to engage youth in more positive relationships with law enforcement, with the goal of investing in the educational success of our youth,” said said Orlando Police Department Chief Orlando Rolón. “The charity impact of the Kiwanis organization will have a lasting effect on our young people.”
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The Orlando Police Department started the program to help build better relationships with young people.
“This trip gives students the opportunity to see that we value them and want them to succeed; and I hope it will inspire them to succeed and boost academic achievement,” said Marcus Hyatt, Youth Outreach Coordinator.
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The Orlando Kiwanis Club donated more than $74,000 to make this field trip possible.
“We wanted to have the opportunity to invest in our students, making sure that this field trip could happen. We are honored to be able to donate these much needed funds to these inspiring children,” said Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation President Matt West.
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