Mentorship program takes local teens to Washington D.C.

A group of local teens recently embarked on a trip to the nation’s capital.

The young people are a part of Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Cops and Kids program.

They flew to Washington D.C. on the early morning of Tuesday, June 27, and returned home the next night–but not before touring the United State’s Capitol, and visiting the Smithsonian National Museum African American History and Culture, the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Library of Congress, and the United States Supreme Court.

Previously, children enrolled in the program have gone on trips to SeaWord, the Kennedy Space Center and a number of youth summits.

Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office officials said the trips would not be possible without its generous sponsors and supporters.

Erin Hill –

Sheriff Morris A. Young is pictured at the Tallahassee International Airport before a
group of teens participating in the sheriff’s office’s Cops and Kids mentorship program
fly to Washington D.C. with chaperones.
Khadijah Bush and Ke’Asia Hogue are pictured in Washington D.C.
Tyshun Wiggins checks out an Ida B. Wells display in the Smithsonian National Muse-
um African American History and Culture.
Tayvion Wilson and Tyshun Wiggins stand next to a statue of philanthropist and Colo-
rado pioneer Clara Brown.


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