Youth academy

Nicole Dingess, a 15-year-old Loy Norrix Junior, is comforted by Jeff Mack, a member of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s SWAT Team, before she scales the wall of a two-story training building as part of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s Youth Leadership Academy, a weeklong program for area girls ages 12 to 17 at the Fort Custer Training Center, near Augusta. 28 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 took part of the academy this week.

Nicole Dingess, a 15-year-old Loy Norrix Junior, is comforted by Jeff Mack, a member of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s SWAT Team, before she scales the wall of a two-story training building as part of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s Youth Leadership Academy, a weeklong program for area girls ages 12 to 17 at the Fort Custer Training Center, near Augusta. 28 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 took part of the academy this week.