Courageous Kids program

The Fort Pierce Police Department's Courageous Kids program is designed to help children learn to feel comfortable talking to police officers, who spend time with them, mentor them, and get to know what each child is all about. Officers go into schools to read to children and help teach them, and hold a weekly play day at First Step Park to enjoy fun time together playing games and talking.

The outing is always as much fun for the officers as it is for the children.

Also, the Fort Pierce Police Department's Courageous Kids program now includes a sailing camp for local children through the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation. Kids there are learning the basics of sailing, teamwork and how to enjoy the beautiful lifestyles involving water activities.

The weekly gatherings are held on Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 6:30 at First Step Park, Avenue G and 31st Street.