With a heavy heart, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) is due to officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, they are unable to present Pride Academy for 2021.
As the cases continue to rise and more and more new cases are of children, we cannot in good conscience put a child in danger or risk falling ill. We must consider the health and safety of our children above all else.
According to a press release, things are tough right now and our children are missing so much. For the TAPD, our officers, presenters and all volunteers, we are very disappointed that we do not have the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary with pride. Still, we know it won’t last forever. We will come back to Pride Academy and make it better than ever.
We have confidence in our Pride alumni and know that they will persevere and act as mentors for students to whom we could not provide the Pride experience.
TAPD is grateful to the Texarkana Arkansas School District, our presenters, our sponsors, the Youth to Leadership group and the police officers who continually provide their unwavering support to ensure the success of our program. Thank you to our community who love our children and see their incredible potential and work diligently to ensure their success.
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