Detroit Public Schools Police Department and Detroit Public Schools Foundation held summer day camps June 15-19, to give young men an opportunity to interact with male role models from different walks of life. Each day started with a speaker that could help enrich the life of each camper, and ended with a trip that put life into perspective. The day camp was held at Chrysler Elementary School and included students in grades 5-8 from a variety of Detroit Public Schools.
On Wednesday, June 17, Renaissance High school graduate, Ogechukwu Onwudiwe, visited with the campers. Onwudiwe, interned the first year the summer camps started. Now, a senior at Wayne State University, he spoke with the students about his first-hand experience on how to make the most of your college years, and resist temptations. He also talked to the boys about what can be done now to prepare for college success. The field trip for that day included The Adventure Park in West Bloomfield where the boys zip-lined and climbed their way through 10 different courses. DPS Police Department Officer Claudette Williams, Camp Coordinator said, “The summer camps are a positive event where each boy received valuable information about what it means to be an upstanding young man!”