On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, Officers from the Iowa City Police Department will visit with members of G!World at South East Junior High. The Officers were invited to answer questions and provide feedback to a group of 7th and 8th grade students from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. while the group bakes cookies. Officers are encouraged to participate in baking and decorating the cookies. A portion of the baked goods will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

G!World is an award winning mentoring program aimed at empowering self-defined minority women ages 12-18. The program helps junior and senior high students build social skills and service projects are completed annually by its members. G!World is a collaboration between the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County and Johnson County Social Services.

RaQuishia Harrington, Neighborhood Centers Broadway Site Director commented on the program, “I think this activity is just one way to have non-enforcement community engagement activities in order to build and maintain lasting relationships and develop trust. This will be one of several opportunities for students and officers to engage in guided conversations in a safe space. It also shows that the officers care about the youth of this community, not just about enforcing laws.” 

Please contact Community Outreach Officer Henri Harper with any questions at 319-356-5275.

Date of publication

Wednesday, November 30, 2016