TPD, LCSO team up for new scholarship for at-risk teens

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 18, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- With crime a hot topic in and around Tallahassee, at-risk youth are now getting a fresh start at Tallahassee Community College.

The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff's Department are each donating $10,000 to the New Start Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to help those caught up in the juvenile justice system to turn their lives around through education.

"The scholarship is trying to create that foundation of education so that way, they have the opportunity to succeed," said Tallahassee Police Chief, Michael Deleo.

The funds for the scholarship come from money seized from drug dealers and other criminals.

The scholarship will be able to support four students and will start in January of next year.

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