DETROIT (WXYZ) - The students from Cody High School and Henderson Middle School were picked to be transformed in a new Detroit Police Department program called Children in Trauma Intervention Camp.
The CITI camp, is a 12 week program for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 years old, that encompasses discipline, physical training, education and therapeutic counseling.
The program was created by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, and was used in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, where Craig says it has had tremendous success.
It also includes training in areas such as literacy, drug and alcohol counseling, stress management, life skills and spiritual guidance.
The students meet two days a week, and on Saturdays, their families are encouraged to get involved and be a part of the counseling.
This is the first program like it in Detroit, and is in it's third week. Chief Craig says once this program is over, he plans to bridge them into other programs to continue to make them leaders.