Fort Myers, Fla. -- This month the Fort Myers Police Department's Dunbar Community Policing Officers will host two motivational events for City youth.
The first event titled "Am I product of my environment?" was held tonight. The event was geared towards young men, their links to the criminal justice system and how to earn their way to success. The program presented by Officer Bryan Fuller focuses on "no excuses" which means there are no apologies for the truth and information shared. "This is solely about responsibility and mapping a route," said Officer Fuller. "Many of the young people we work with have criminal histories often associated with drugs. They need to accept responsibility for the past and learn how to move forward for a successful future."
The second event titled "Youth Explosion" features an evening of motivational speakers, music and live entertainment. With the new school year just around the corner, Officer Yvetta Dominique says the overall message of the event is to encourage young people to go to school with a new attitude. "Our youth need a recipe for success. It starts with surrounding themselves with positive influences from the music they listen to; to the friends they keep. Staying in school is cool and our kids need to know a good education is the key." Guest speakers include the following: Veronica Barber from The African Caribbean American Catholic Center, Charles Dailey from the Dunbar Community School, Officer Yvetta Dominique and Officer Bryan Fuller. The event will take place July 25, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., also at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Center. Both boys and girls ages 12 to 17 are encouraged to attend.