The Law Enforcement Youth Academy began in 2002 to give local students hands-on experience in law enforcement and community service. The program teaches students the value and details of police work through mock traffic stops, tours of the Aurora Police Department, visits with the mayor, and more.
Since the program’s inception, 396 youth have graduated from the program — going on to become college graduates, police officers, nurses, social workers, and attorneys.
The Dunham Fund’s $20,000 grant will support the ongoing operations of the program as well as help teach students and the community the importance of law enforcement to reduce violent crime in Kane County. This grant is paid over two years.