A group of 15 young people from Freedom High School graduated from a unique Oakley police mentoring program this week.
The pilot mentoring program sponsored by the You, Me, We Oakley Program, Freedom High School and the Oakley Police Department, was designed to encourage students to learn more about law enforcement and interact with staff from the police department in a casual and educational way. Students learned about evidence collection and police officer perspectives by going on ride-alongs in addition to participating in a force simulator.
Mentorship program graduates are: Allyson DianaRelly Alvarado, Anita Oseguera, Aracely Pech, Colby Douglas Hunter, Daniel Romero, Diego Gonzales, Elizabeth Blasan Gamboa, Giselle Domantay, Kevin Gonzales, Kimberli Garcia, Kimberly Sepulveda Rodriguez, Lupita Lira, Max Cordova, Miles William Carbaat, and Sean D. Carey.
The program was funded in part by a grant from the Y&H Soda Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation.