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July 5 , 2005
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EMU partners with crime prevention association to aid teens with job skills

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s departments of public safety and career services are joining with the Washtenaw County Crime Prevention Officers’ Association to present “Teens Building a Bridge for their Future,” Aug. 1-5 at EMU.

            The free workshop is for Washtenaw County teens, ages 15-17, and focuses on such topics as youth development, interviewing skills, creating a resume and safety awareness.

            To register, go to the EMU Department of Public Safety Web site [www.emich.edu/publicsafety/] or call 487-1222. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and is first come, first served. The last day to register is July 20. Participants will receive confirmation of their acceptance.

            “Most of the events we do are for younger kids and seniors,” said Adele El-Ayoubi, coordinator of the event and crime prevention specialist for the Ann Arbor Police Department. “We wanted to build on helping teens prepare for real life and provide a positive interaction with law enforcement officers.”

            “The skills developed from this workshop should better prepare our youth for the educational and professional challenges they are sure to face,” said Officer Candace Dorsey of EMU’s Department of Public Safety.

            The Washtenaw County Crime Prevention Officers’ Association was established in 1992 and has members from eight local law enforcement offices and several private corporations including Target Corp., the Briarwood Mall, St. Joe’s Hospital, the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College. 

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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