TPD Accepting Applications for DEFY Program

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - June 22, 2011 -

The Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) Program is a prevention program for kids ages 9-12. DEFY deters "at risk" behaviors by giving kids the tools they need to resist drugs and develop positive social skills. The leadership and life skills training provided by DEFY include: goal-setting, team building, conflict resolution, gang resistance and decision making.

This program is a structured 5-day non-residential camp from, July 18-22, 2011. It is held at Florida A& M University's Army ROTC Facility. DEFY youth participate in classroom activities, physical fitness and educational field trips. These youths will interact with adult mentors (sworn police officers with the Tallahassee Police Department).

There is no cost to participate, however the youth must be a resident of Tallahassee and between the ages of 9-12. The deadline to apply is July 8, 2011. Space is limited.
Applications can be found on or can be picked up at the Tallahassee Police Department, 234 E 7th Ave.

For more information please contact: Sgt. Danielle Davis at (850) 891-4580 ext. 90222 or via email at

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