REGISTRATION for the 2016 YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The popular Youth Leadership Academy for Norfolk County youth aged 10 to 14 years old will be offered from June 20th to August 19th this year. The academy, which features a low and high ropes challenge course, seeks to develop:

  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Goal-setting skills
  • Public Safety classes such as fire safety, K9s in law enforcement etc

Each child may choose one week to attend.

* A complete description of the academy below.

REGISTRATION THIS YEAR WILL BE IN 2 PHASES:

PHASE 1 - From now until March 28th at 6:30pm PRE-REGISTRATION
Create an account and fill out family and household information. Please note that at this time you cannot pick a session. At 6:30pm, March 28th the registration site will close down to allow for maintenance.

PHASE 2 - March 28th at 9pm- OPEN REGISTRATION
At this time you will be able to pick a session and complete information to register your child.

* The Youth Leadership Academy is more than a recreational camp for kids. It is designed to help youths age 10-to-14 develop the crucial skills needed in the modern world. Using a specially designed low and high ropes course, participants in the academy learn to overcome challenges and then reflect on what they learned and the skills they needed for those challenges. This helps children set goals and come up with strategies on how to achieve these goals. The high ropes course is more of a personal challenge and involves climbs of up to 40 feet in the air while wearing safety equipment. Participants are never forced to climb. Everything is presented as Challenge-By-Choice, which means the participants choose their own goal and push themselves to get there, which is a great way to improve self-confidence and personal goal-setting and ambition.

If you have questions about the content of the Academy, please contact the Academy office at
781-751-3501 or youth@norfolksheriffma.org


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SHERIFF MICHAEL G. BELLOTTI

Now in his third term as sheriff of Norfolk County, Michael G. Bellotti continues to emphasize innovation, collaboration and accountability as the keys to running an office that provides a positive force to help solve the public safety problems facing us today.

Sheriff Bellotti has been a trailblazer in developing an offender re-entry program that reduces criminal recidivism by preparing inmates for a successful transition back into society. The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office was one of 15 agencies nationwide to be recognized and chosen by the U.S. Justice Department for a major grant to further develop the re-entry program.

Understanding that 99 percent of inmates return to their communities, Sheriff Bellotti believes in strong inmate programming. One of his innovations was to establish a jail housing unit specifically dedicated to treating the core issues of substance abuse.

A past president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, Sheriff Bellotti is a strong advocate of continual professional training for correctional staff. The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office has more correction officers certified by the American Jail Association than any other correctional institution in the nation. In addition, the Norfolk County Correctional Center is one of only a handful of institutions throughout the country that has received accreditation from both the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Sheriff Bellotti realizes that public safety reaches beyond the walls of the jail, and he has enthusiastically joined forces with the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC). The agency provides 43 southeastern Massachusetts towns with highly specialized law enforcement services such as K9 teams, a computer crime unit, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and a crisis negotiating team. He also utilized a federal Homeland Security grant to create and administer the Rapid Alert Notification System (RANS), a reverse 911 program that sends alerts to community residents about public safety emergencies.

Sheriff Bellotti’s community programs have been hailed by educators, parents and local police for their positive impact on Norfolk County youths and senior citizens. His Youth Leadership Academy teaches kids about goal-setting, problem-solving, developing self-confidence and anti-bullying.

His “Are You OK?” program, which he introduced into Norfolk County in 2001 to provide daily well-being phone checks for hundreds of elderly citizens who live alone, has brought emergency medical help to more than 100 program participants.  Fallon Ambulance Service is a key partner in the program.

Sheriff Bellotti is the recipient of the Salvation  Army “Others Award,” the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Rotary Club of Quincy, St. Michael the Archangel Award from the Massachusetts Association of Italian American Police Officers, Rabbi Jacob Mann Award for Social Justice from Quincy District Court, the Honorable Maurice H. Richardson Award for Excellence in the Community, Sons of Italy Social Justice Award and the Project Lifesaver LoJack SafetyNet International Recognition Award, among others.

He has authored articles on various criminal justice and correctional issues which have been published in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger as well as national corrections magazines.

Sheriff Bellotti is a graduate of New England School of Law and Boston College. He lives in Quincy with his wife and three children.

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CLICK HERE to sign up for Sheriff Bellotti’s free Code Red Rapid Alert Notification System, which notifies residents about public safety emergencies via voicemail,
email or text.

Residents will be notified of flood warnings, hazardous material dangers, missing person alerts and other public safety emergencies.