MARTA POLICE CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF KIDS IN TRANSIT SUMMER CAMP
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Police Department hosted the popular Kids in Transit program June 4-8 as part of its ongoing community outreach effort.
The MARTA Police Department started the program in 2008 to positively connect with at-risk young people and show them how to use MARTA.
“One of the primary goals of the program is to teach young people how to successfully navigate the system,” said MARTA Police Chief Wanda Y. Dunham. “Additionally, they learn the importance of teamwork, community service, and how to work and live in a multi-cultural environment.”
During the week long program, MARTA police officers teach transit etiquette and safety awareness and show kids all the places they can visit riding MARTA. They also participate in community service projects, tour MARTA facilities, and take educational field trips throughout the city.
Kids in Transit is free for kids ages 12 to 15 and is paid for through corporate sponsorships and donations from MARTA employees.