Current program

Boundary Waters Canoe Area


Have you ever been in a canoe? Seen the northern lights? Slept in a tent? Youth will embark on a 2 night, 3 day camping adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. NPBA members will teach the kids the proper camping skills, teamwork and communications skills on a fun and exciting trip.

Youth learn the life-changing powers of:

  • Teamwork
  • Respect for individual team members' talents
  • Officers experience a distinctly different and uniquely powerful way to connect youth
  • Youth, through applied experiential learning , apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) taught in classrooms
  • Black police officers will realized an improved perception through the eyes of communities / neighborhoods affected by these opportunities