In an effort to keep all safe, sadly, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department 2021 Pride Academy has been canceled due to increasing COVID 19 numbers in our region.
With a heavy heart, we must officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, we are
unable to present the PRIDE ACADEMY for 2021. We must consider the health and safety of
our kiddos above all else. As cases continue to rise with more and more new cases being
children, we cannot in good conscience place any child in danger or risk them getting sick.
We know things are tough right now and our kids are missing so much. For TAPD, our officers,
the presenters, and all the volunteers, we are very disappointed we will not have the opportunity
to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary in PRIDE style. Still, we know that this will NOT last
forever. We will get back to having PRIDE Academy and make it better than ever.
We are confident in our past PRIDE graduates and know they’ll persevere and act as mentors to
students to whom we could not provide the PRIDE experience.
We are grateful to the Texarkana Arkansas School District, our Presenters, Sponsors, Youth to
Leadership Group, and Police Officers who continuously provide their unwavering support to
ensure our program is successful. Thank you to our community who loves our children and sees
their amazing potential and work diligently to ensure their success.