Dunham Fund supports the ongoing work of the Law Enforcement Youth Academy. Aurora’s Law Enforcement Youth Academy began in 2002 to give local students hands on experience in law enforcement and community service. The program teaches students the value and details of police work through mock traffic stops, tours of the Aurora Police Department, visits with the mayor, and more.
Since the program’s inception, 396 youth have graduated from the program - going on to become college graduates, police officers, nurses, social workers, and attorneys. The Dunham Fund’s $20,000 grant will help support the ongoing operations of the program, helping to teach students and the community at large the importance of law enforcement and reduce violent crime in Kane County. This grant will be paid over two years.