Teens Participate in Special Camp

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM EDT

ELMA, NY (WKBW/RELEASE) - This week, 22 teens from various school districts across Western New York will spend 5 days with local law enforcement at Camp Centerland in Elma. The Sheriff/Youth Live In Program is a collaborative effort between the National Federation For Just Communities of Western New York & the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

According to organizers, the camp brings a diverse group of teens to create a positive exposure to local law enforcement officials. The program seeks to eliminate the negative stereotypes police officers and youth hold about each other. The camp runs until August 10th.

For those interested in attending next year, visit: http://www.nfjcwny.org/

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