Helix and Grossmont students excel at La Mesa Police Youth Leadership Camp

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Twenty-two students from Helix Charter and Grossmont High Schools participated in the La Mesa Police Department’s seventh annual Youth Leadership Camp from

June 18-21.

The camp is open to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is structured to provide leadership training and life-enhancing skills, personal development training, academic enrichment, team building, and to teach responsibility to one's family and community. 

Twenty-two students from Helix Charter and Grossmont High Schools participated in the La Mesa Police Department’s seventh annual Youth Leadership Camp from

June 18-21.

The camp is open to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is structured to provide leadership training and life-enhancing skills, personal development training, academic enrichment, team building, and to teach responsibility to one's family and community. 

Students participated in activities that included classroom instruction and scenarios, athletic and academic challenges (team and individual), and field trips to volunteer and perform community service work. 

Highlights of the week included a demonstration by the La Mesa Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT/SWAT), where students observed all of the equipment and how it is used. Additionally, students received a demonstration by a K9 officer and visited the Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter base at Gillespie Field.

Students also enjoyed kayaking at La Jolla Cove and the physical challenge of a high ropes course at the Kroc Center, along with other leadership activities led by SDSU’s Aztec Adventures.

The jam-packed four-day camp culminated in a BBQ dinner for students and parents that included a slideshow of pictures taken during the week and graduation ceremony.

GUHSD thanks Chief Walt Vasquez and the La Mesa Police Department for its commitment to instilling leadership skills in our youth that will help them be successful throughout life.

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