The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are preparing for our fourteenth session of SEALSFit, a youth leadership course that incorporates physical training (based on the US Navy SEALs PT regimen) with values-based leadership instruction and mentoring by law enforcement personnel. During the previous thirteen sessions, we have provided training for a diverse group of Portland-area teenage youth in cross-cultural, interpersonal relations to develop a better understanding of teamwork, character, ethics, anti-bullying and group and individual communications.
Results of the previous thirteen sessions are universally positive. Youth participants not only show significant improvement in physical fitness, but in their self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding. Feedback from students and law enforcement community mentors participating in the program is universally positive and is helping to spread the significance of the SEALSFit program across the greater Portland community.