The introduction of the Law Enforcement Mentoring Program serves to enhance CASE's mission statement by pairing officers with after-school youth to enrich relationships with students and their families. The pilot program will start at four schools this spring and hopefully expand next year. The identified schools for the pilot program are Fondren Middle School in southwest Houston, Cullen Middle School in southeast Houston, N.Q. Henderson Elementary School and Scoggins Elementary School in north Houston.
The curriculum will involve a 45-minute to one-hour, 12-week session, covering topics such as: What is a Police Officer, Personal Safety; Community Safety; and Family Participation. "By getting to know these officers on a personal level, students see that police officers are here to help improve the quality of life in their communities," said Shannon Bishop, director of CASE.
To learn more about the Harris County CASE program, please visit www.hcde-texas.org