SHIELD Summer Youth Program

Update: Applications are now closed as all the seats are full. Thank you to everyone for your interest.
Check back for additional events, like Cone With a Cop, coming up later this summer.

The SHIELD academy is a free, three-week-long program led by a team of School Resource Officers (SROs) and other officers from the Community Outreach Division. During the program, students hike Table Rock and tour places like JUMP, the Idaho Black History Museum, and Boise State University. Participants also take part in team-building exercises, hear from guest speakers, and learn about goal setting, leadership development, career opportunities and more.

SHIELD stands for Success, Helping, Innovation, Empowerment, Leadership, Discover. The program is designed to build confidence, resiliency, and interpersonal skills.


Where: Timberline High School
When: July 8 - July 25, Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Who: Kids ages 12-15. We also have openings for mentors aged 16 and 17 (or 18 if still a high school student).

Important Details:

  • This is a free, no-cost program for middle school/junior high school students
  • BPD can provide busing to and from the program depending on where students live.
  • Mentors typically have an interest in volunteering or in public service as an occupation. It is not a paid position.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by May 25 if you were selected for the program.
  • For additional questions, please reach out to your school's SRO.

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