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Students to learn about public service careers

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The Johnson County Public Safety Leadership Academy is encouraging students entering high school to join their new program.

Students entering high school this fall who are interested in law enforcement, firefighting or paramedics careers will get an opportunity to know more.

As part of the Leadership Academy, student cadets will attend monthly meetings to investigate careers in public safety, build leadership and life skills, and complete community service projects.

Students and their parents can attend an informational meeting Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street to learn more about the program.

The program is a joint effort of several community partners, including the Iowa City Police and Fire Departments, Johnson County Ambulance Services, The Dream Center, Learning for Life, and Diversity Focus. to careers in public service.

The event will include a free lasagna dinner and group activities and will be hosted by academy advisors and staff who will provide information and answer questions. The Leadership Academy is a new program that seeks to expand on the experiences provided by the summer Senior High Academy, introduced by the Iowa City Police Department last year. Students who participate in the Senior High Academy from July 13-17 will have the option to continue their training during the school year through the Leadership Academy.

Registration for the informational meeting is not required. For more details, contact Rob Cash at or call 319-356-5275.

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