FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARTA POLICE CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF KIDS IN TRANSIT SUMMER CAMP
Officers Teach At-Risk Youth How to Travel on MARTA
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
(MARTA) Police Department is hosting the tenth year of its popular Kids in
Transit program June 4-8 as part of its ongoing community outreach effort.
The MARTA Police Department started the Kids in Transit
program in 2008 to positively connect with at-risk youth and teach them how to
navigate the transit system. It is a free program for youth and is funded
through corporate sponsorships and donations from MARTA employees.
“One of the primary goals of the program is to teach young
people how to successfully navigate the system,” said MARTA Police Chief Wanda
Y. Dunham. “Additionally, they learn the importance of teamwork, community
service, and how to work and live in a multi-cultural environment.”
During the one-week summer series for kids ages 12 to 15,
MARTA police officers teach young people transit etiquette, the proper way to
use MARTA, safety awareness, and the variety of places they can visit in
Atlanta while using the transit system. Kids also participate in
community service projects, tour MARTA facilities, and take educational field
trips throughout the city.
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