During the just concluded school vacation period in July and August, Crime Stoppers made presentations to more than 35 vacation camps across Trinidad and Tobago. This is the second year that Crime Stoppers has shared with young people in this way during this break from school.

Gatherings such as sports camps, vacation bible schools and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate Business School Camp invited Crime Stoppers to share. In addition, camps organized by the Ministry of Youth and Child Development and the Ministry of Sports were among others that extended invitations to us. During the seven week period Crime Stoppers shared messages ranging from the development of healthy friendships to the importance of reporting criminal activity to more than 800 young persons.

Assistance with the project was provided by volunteers from the Trinidad Youth Council with Kevon Agostini and Keegan Bharath doing presentations at several venues.

Some of the areas in which sessions were held included Port of Spain, Arima, Siparia, San Fernando, Blanchisseuse and Chaguanas. Tobago was also a part of the exercise as several meetings were also held there including one at the Montgomery Moravian Church during a Sunday morning service.

Crime Stoppers is constantly seeking out ways to share positive messages with our young people and continually encourage them to report any criminal activity through our safe and anonymous services.

In this the second year of the programme, it has truly become popular with many camp planners and leaders across the country. Keep looking on our website to register your camp for the sessions in July and August 2013.