New School Program

February 15, 2017

RCMP FOUNDATION LAUNCHES YOUTH PROGRAM IN GRAND PRAIRIE

Grande Prairie, Alberta – On Thursday, February 23rd, The RCMP Foundation, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Grand Prairie, will launch TechConnect: Connecting Kids with Cops through Technology at Crystal Park School.

 

The RCMP Foundation’s TechConnect program works in partnership the local RCMP Detachments to uniquely leverage the power of technology for social good.

 

The program connects select youth with technology through the mentorship of a local RCMP Member. The RCMP Foundation provides laptop computers or notebooks and comprehensive programming including mentorship, training and guidance support. A new computer is provided to students entering the program. The laptop is earned based on participation. It is meant to assist students in completing research and school assignments, nurture creativity and support students to be included in safe, respectful social interaction among their peers through the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

With the support of the RCMP’s K Division, TechConnect reinforces staying safe on the Internet, preventing cyber-bullying, and practicing good etiquette. The program encourages students to be active contributors to their schools and communities. The intent is to instill hope and confidence ensuring youth can reach their potential.

 

The launch will take place on February 23rd at 5:00pm at Crystal Park School.

 

 

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For further information contact:

 

Hope Henderson

RCMP Foundation

hhenderson@rcmp-f.ca

 

Media Contact:

Cpl Shawn Graham

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

7808305734