Code Blue & Mini-Blue Programs
The Surrey RCMP has a multi-pronged approach to addressing youth issues and preventing youth from getting involved in crime. The Code Blue and Mini-Blue programs are proactive endeavours that help to build positive police-youth relationships through fitness. Both programs are a partnership between the Surrey RCMP and Surrey School District.
Physical benefits aside, the real value to the programs is the self-confidence gained by participants and the leadership skills that are learned. The programs build a sense of accomplishment as the youth realize their own physical abilities, and the value of working together as a team.
In 2013, the Surrey RCMP launched Code Blue, an after school fitness training program led by RCMP officers in select Surrey secondary schools. Police officers participate and engage students in grades 8-12 in physical activity workouts that resemble police officer training. The program is currently being offered upon request at Surrey secondary schools.
Launched in January 2017, the Mini-Blue program positively engages youth in grades 5, 6, and 7 (critical ages prior to grade 8 entry) with Surrey RCMP officers. The program focuses on relationship building and mentoring through fun physical activities, interactions and a short talking point. This gives participants a body and brain boost that sets them up for an afternoon of learning.
Mini-Blue sessions are held once per week at five Surrey elementary schools during the school lunch hour.
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