lockportjournal.com (12.06.2017): Lockport receives national DEA award for Game Changers program

The City of Lockport has received a national Drug Enforcement Administration award for keeping at-risk youth out of trouble with its Game Changers basketball program.

Game Changers, a joint effort with the DEA and Daemen College, is an eight-week program that teaches the city’s most at-risk youth basketball and life skills on Friday nights during summer — when the risk for juvenile crime and victimization is at its highest. 

In its certificate for the city’s Administrator’s Award for Public Service, the DEA praised Lockport for offering „free, high-quality sports training with an emphasis on additionally learning ‚life skills‘ and good decision-making.“

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