William C. Taylor, Founder and Darrell C. Odom, President, Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. (CPSTS), a 501c(3) non-profit organization received the prestigious, nation-wide Ethics Project’s Ambassador Andrew Young Distinguished Leader Award at the opening reception of The National Youth Summit on January 13, 2016, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Atrium and Foyers. They were recognized for their extraordinary work as educators, leaders, and inspiration for emerging leaders in Prince George’s County.
Together, Odom, Taylor, and the CPSTS Board of Directors, develop and implement programs and activities to educate, advocate and foster public safety training in schools. Included are field trips to see, first-hand, the day-to-day work of firefighters and police, driver’s education to enhance this critically needed skill and funding support for students already enrolled in public safety programs to pay for the valuable credentials that demonstrate their proficiency.
The work of CPSTS is foundational for developing future Prince Georgians who will be well prepared to compete for jobs in public safety professions; committed to giving back to the communities they serve, and prepared to lead our County into the future.