Teen 2 Teen is a youth-based program that was founded in 1996 in partnership with John W. North High School’s Law and Protective Services Academy (LAPS). The LAPS Academy Seniors are provided public speaking training and equipped with the tools needed to inform their peers about traffic safety issues. The students involved with the program interact with police department personnel, gain an increased ability to speak in public, learn leadership skills, and explore different areas of traffic safety. In addition, all Teen 2 Teen students make presentations to students at their school and/or other schools throughout the school year.
Law Enforcement and Protective Services Academy
- Offers students the ability to explore careers in Law and Protective Services while maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum.
- Encourages students to get involved in the community and requires them to complete 35 hours of community service per year.
- Involves students in events partnered with the Riverside Police Department, Fire Department and other public agencies.
- Offers hands on learning in Fire Science, Law Tech training and Law Enforcement.