For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
STUDENTS LEARN SOCCER SKILLS AND LIFE LESSONS IN GANG PRVENTION PROGRAM DURING 11th ANNUAL SPRING YOUTH SPORTS CAMP
TUSTIN – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) will host its 11th annual Spring Youth Soccer Camp (SYSC) next week for selected elementary school students from Beswick Elementary School in Tustin. The OCDA’s SYSC is an ongoing gang prevention effort to build self-esteem and encourage healthy and positive choices for young students. The 3-day spring break soccer clinic will begin Monday, April 14, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
The program will be held at Beswick Elementary School at 1362 Mitchell Avenue, Tustin.
During the camp, approximately 40 students between the ages of 9 and 14 years old will spend the mornings taking part in a fitness agility course and will learn soccer techniques from volunteer coaches to improve their skills, health, and self-esteem. Students will then participate in afternoon educational workshops, where they will have an opportunity to learn about law enforcement and positive decision-making from police officers, deputy district attorney, educators, Chapman University students, and military personnel.
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will hand out certificates of achievement to the participating children on the last day of the spring camp. The SYSC is sponsored by the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping instill a sense of hope, opportunity and accomplishment in our community’s youth.