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Youth from Sheriff's Marine program prepare to graduate

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) -

Youth from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Young Marine Program are getting ready to graduate on May 23.  The program is made up of youth from ages eight to 18.

The program focuses on leadership skills, living a drug free and healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, community service, respect for others and yourself, and team-building skills.

"This is always an exciting time for our Young Marines, " says Sheriff Daniel Edwards. "I encourage all of our Young Marines to take what they have learned in training and be positive examples for other youth at school, home, and in the community."

Another class will begin in June. If you're interested in enrolling a child, contact Corporal Nick Vinterella or Detective Dennis Brazil at (985) 902-2011.

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