Riverside Police Department
Teen 2 Teen Program
Teen 2 Teen is a Riverside Police Department sponsored youth-based program that was founded in 1996 in partnership with John W. North High School’s Law and Protective Services Academy (LAPS). The LAPS Academy is a three year program of study under the California Partnership Academy grant. Students are taught in a small learning community with instruction in three core courses as well as a career technical course for two years. In the third (senior) year, students are instructed through an ROP course which includes the internship with the Riverside Police Department- Teen 2 Teen program.
What Do The Students Do?
The Teen 2 Teen students are provided public speaking training and equipped with the tools needed to inform their peers about traffic safety issues. The students involved with the program interact with police department personnel, gain an increased ability to speak in public, learn leadership skills, and explore different areas of traffic safety. In addition, all Teen 2 Teen students make presentations to students at their school and/or other schools throughout the school year.
you would like to be involved or have additional questions contact Police
Service Representative Nicolle DeFries at 951-826-5674.