Youths with an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement will have the opportunity to attend Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Youth and Junior Academy this summer. The Junior Academy, designed for students in grades 5-8, will be June 25-29. The Youth Academy, designed for students in grades 9-12, will be July 8-13. Cadets will engage in educational and recreational experiences that involve respect, discipline, integrity, team building, physical fitness and much more. In addition, cadets will be involved in a community-service project supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Nashville Rescue Mission. This will encompass a canned-food drive that will directly support food banks in the cadets’ communities. Food donations may be dropped off at any one of eight district headquarter locations. Both academies will be held at the THP Training Center, 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville, Tennessee. The Youth Academy only will be in-residence, overnight stay at the Training Center. The THP will provide transportation for the Junior Academy cadets in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Columbia and Dickson. Academy instructors will contact cadets in those areas to arrange transportation. Applications are being accepted now. To apply, please visit www.tn.gov/safety or visit your local THP District Headquarters. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Acceptance letters will be mailed by May 20, 2018.