Shop With a Cop 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Walmart Supercenter: 10938 S. Memorial
12 pm until 4 pm
Shop-with-a-Cop is a cooperative youth intervention program involving local law enforcement, Bixby Rotary and the Bixby Wal-Mart store. Youth are selected to participate in a Christmas shopping trip with Police Officers and Rotarians. During a time of socialization and interaction, the Officers and Rotarians help the youth make a shopping list of Christmas presents for their family, then assist them in the purchase of the gift.
Program Goal and Targeted Youth
The goal of this program is to provide a positive environment and function at which an at-risk youth can meet a Police Officer. Since the targeted youth is of a young age, it is the hope that meeting an officer and having a positive experience can help that youth in the future to either avoid trouble, or create a bond and/or general trust in Police Officers in order to seek future help.
The Targeted Youth for this program are generally 7 to 15 years old. Most have come from environments that have had less than positive situations that involved law enforcement or are in a home environment where they are frequently exposed to Police intervention. Additional considerations are made for poor economic conditions where there would otherwise be little or no Christmas in the home. The sources used to refer the youth are the school Resource Officers, School Counselors, and the Bixby Outreach Center. The BOC is the organizational umbrella in which all referrals for the “Shop with a Cop” are processed.
Please contact Missy Brumley at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (918)366-9225 by November 9th if you have a family that you would like to sign up for the program.