Focus Police Academy Graduation Event

Congratulations to our Focus Comic Police Academy Class of 2023 students who graduated at Avondale police station over the weekend. Our students learned how to draw an Avondale police and SWAT vehicle, had their art colored professionally like a Focus Comic cover (with the help of our creator Yvonne Wan) , met with their local police officers, learned about their role in the community and sat in a police car. The kids enjoyed sounding the siren, participating in the fun activities and they loved their celebratory and complimentary Wild bills soda and NYPD pizza. Many thanks to certified art teacher Douglas Hebert and Yvonne Wan for teaching the kids on this program. The programming included group and individual classes for kids with different abilities.

We thank our local police officers for their hospitality; for supporting autistic and special needs kids and for protecting and serving the community.

The kids love their certificate of achievements; Focus comic and official Avondale Police gifts.

Check out some of our students art work:

We had 18 autistic and special needs kids graduate from this 3 week free Focus Police Academy art program in Avondale.

Here are our class highlights for week 1 and week 2:

Here are some of our graduation event photos, including our Class of 2023 photo. Please visit our facebook page to see more photos:

Missed our classes? Here are 4 video tutorials that we created to support the wider community with the arts:

Thank you Kawana for the positive feedback:

Thank you Gage for sending his love to Ms Wan. It’s always a good day to teach future artists 🙂

We are proud to champion young autistic and special needs kids in Avondale. This 3 week Focus police academy program is partially funded by a City of Avondale arts grant.