The Charles County Sheriffs Office has a long history of helping the community by helping to better local school programs. As part of this effort, Officer Patrick Hood, a Juvenile Intervention Officer who is assigned to Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, applied for and received a grant through C-SAFE to support the Expanding Horizons program. The grant was awarded in a ceremony on May 30.
Expanding Horizons is an after school program at Thomas Stone that raises cultural awareness, making students better citizens and neighbors. The grant, in the amount of $1,044.78, will help purchase musical instruments and training material for the up to 15 students who participate in the program.
The Sheriffs Offices Juvenile Intervention program promotes positive interaction between law enforcement and students in Charles County high schools. The officers work closely with the administrative staff and teachers to provide prevention programs.
Officer Hood said, I am involved with the program and volunteer my time so these students can make better decisions in life and not have idle time where they might make bad decisions.