YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre goes virtual to support families, youth and teachers

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

April, 22,  2020  YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is excited to announce it is going virtual to support families, youth and teachers. YouthLink Calgary is launching its first learning adventures by taking crime prevention, safety, and fun online at www.youthlinkcalgary.com and @YouthLinkYYC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“…It is inspiring and heartwarming to see our community working together to keep each other safe and healthy by staying home. YouthLink Calgary has changed directions to respond to the needs of families at a time when they need support during this public health emergency…” says Tara Robinson, Executive Director of YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre. 

YouthLink’s programming is highly sought after by Calgary schools. Teachers registered more than 7-thousand students in six minutes for the 2019-2020 school year. For the rest of this school year, YouthLink is taking teachers and families behind the scenes (throughout our Centre and into our own homes), where we share our favourite at-home forensic science experiments, incredible policing stories, and critical information to help parents start important safety conversations with their children.  

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is a non-profit, proudly funded by the Calgary Police Foundation, where crime prevention, community policing and education are at the heart of everything we do. We provide unique programming in partnership with Calgary Police and in collaboration with other community partners who are committed to building stronger and safer communities. 

Some of YouthLink’s virtual offerings include:

  1. Cabin Fever Forensics 

Easy-to-follow science experiments that will keep your kids busy while practicing techniques used by Calgary’s crime-solving experts.  We also feature instructions for forensic activities using items in your own home, for example using strawberries to learn about DNA.

  • Crime Prevention Conversation Starter Kits 

With quality time at the forefront of our lives, we are on a mission to help parents start critical conversations with your children about mental health and today’s crime-related issues. 

  • From the Experts: 

Hear from Calgary Police Experts: First up is a CPS Cyber Crimes Expert with tips for parents and youth during a time when everyone is spending more time online. 

  • Artifact Detective

Our police museum’s collection is truly remarkable! We take you behind the scenes to show you some interesting tools of the trade dating back 100 years.

  • Behind the Line 

Join us for some fascinating explorations of some compelling police stories. 

  • Coming Soon:
  • Virtual Police Museum Tours: We’re telling our secrets – how we combined exclusive intel, surprising facts and local true crime stories to create awesome policing exhibits and award-winning documentaries. Discover how our creative team continues to connect our local police service to the hearts and minds of visitors. 
  • Bugs, bones, and other fun forensic facts: More videos from inside our forensic exhibit 
  • Cannabis Edibles and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Youth
  • Gang Prevention Program

Keep checking back at www.YouthLinkCalgary.com because new videos and content are being added! Follow us at @YouthLinkYYC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

For media inquiries:
Tara Robinson, Executive Director
403-971-1275
trobinson@calgarypolice.ca