BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc.) - The Sheriff/Youth "Live-In" Program is a collaborative effort between The NFJC of WNY, Inc. and the Erie County Sheriff's Department. This camp brings together a culturally and geographically diverse group of teenagers, ages 14-16, to get direct and positive exposure to law enforcement officials through a week-long human relations outing. Through dialogue sessions and experiential activities, this program seeks to eliminate the negative stereotypes police officers and youth hold about each other, thereby facilitating mutual respect and cooperation.
The bus for camp departs from 10 Delaware Ave (Erie County Holding Center), at 9:00 AM Monday, August 6th. You are invited to send a Photographer/Reporter to the departure. Interviews with the NFJC staff and the Sheriff's Deputies will be available.
Additionally, we invite all media outlets to the camp on Wednesday, August 8th, from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Many special activities/demonstrations by the Deputies will take place. Camp Centerland is located in Elma NY, 2280 Bullis Rd., near the corner of Bowen and Bullis roads.
For More information, contact Lana Benatovich, NFJC President, at either (716) 853-9596 (office) or (716) 913-9626 (cell). Camp Centerland's phone # is (716) 652-4250