FBI Presents Adopt-A-School Program in Racine at Gilmore Middle School
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Justin Tolomeo, Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), joined Ms. Amanda Jordan, Principal of Gilmore Middle School, located at 2330 Northwestern Avenue in Racine, Wisconsin, to announce the kick-off of the FBI’s Adopt-A-School program for 2017. As law enforcement partners, representatives of the Racine Police Department will also be on hand to greet students during the launch of this year’s program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Gilmore Middle School.
The Adopt-A-School program is a nationwide initiative that puts FBI special agents, analysts, and other employees in local schools to build relationships and trust between youth and law enforcement. This year, marks the third year of the Adopt-A-School program for the FBI Milwaukee Division. Each year, a new middle school is selected for the bi-weekly program, which will be hosted at Gilmore Middle School from February 1st through April 26th, 2017. Throughout the program, FBI representatives will reinforce the Gilmore Middle School’s academic principles based on its foundation of three “R”s: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. Throughout the course of the program, students will discuss practicing responsible behavior, Internet safety, and encouraged to stay away from drugs and violence.
At the conclusion of the program, students will take a field trip and receive a behind-the-scenes tour the FBI Milwaukee Field Office, which includes a graduation ceremony and lunch sponsored by the FBI Milwaukee Citizens Academy Alumni Association.