Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Youth Program ‘B.A.M.’ Shows Consequences of Bad Decisions
By Space Coast Daily // June 16, 2015
Brevard Attitude Modification
‘In This Program, We Hold Nothing Back’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office are proud to present a new youth program called “B.A.M.” – Brevard Attitude Modification.
This one day, 12-hour, voluntary program is designed to provide youths, ages 10-17, a jail-like setting to show them the consequences of poor attitudes, bad decisions and committing crimes.
“In this program, we hold nothing back,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“It is designed to give participants a healthy dose of realism and educate them about the dangers of using and abusing alcohol and drugs.”
Participants will eat the same meals inmates eat, interact with Sheriff Ivey’s Chain Gang and receive a tour of the Brevard County Jail Complex.
“We are even planning to show them the ultimate consequence for their behavior – a trip to the County Medical Examiner’s Office,” said Sheriff Ivey.
The B.A.M. program also provides participants awareness and education about positive results by making smart decisions, consequences for making poor decisions, and how to cope with peer pressure.
“We will not only teach the participants what not to do, but offer them examples and guidance in a positive and productive future,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“Positive choices such as the importance of higher education, maintaining a positive attitude, goal setting and career path planning is emphasized during our life skills presentation.”
During this time, parents/guardians of the participants will be provided with powerful and important parenting tool information by attending Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s “It’s Time to be a Parent Again” presentation.
The program culminates with a career fair, enabling the child as well as their parent, to have the opportunity to explore local educational and employment options.
To register or for more information on the B.A.M. program, please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit at 321-264-7755.