Summer camp participants get a chance to meet real life superheroes

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Children participating in the Mentors Project of Bibb County’s summer camp got a chance to meet some real life superheroes Thursday afternoon.

Various police officers and firefighters were on hand, including Macon-Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, to talk to the kids on what it’s like to work in those fields, as well as their initial motivations to join up.

“It’s always good to establish a relationship with an authority figure,” said Mentors Project educator Danielle Grisamore. “To take away that edge of fear and more of an understanding, for the children and also for the authority figures.”

“Sometimes it’s good for the authority figures to come in and take a breath and see [children] when they’re having a good time, when they’re relaxed,” she continued.

After a brief discussion inside of Northeast High School’s media center, the children were taken outside and given an up close and personal look at some of the tools of the trade, which included an assortment of emergency vehicles lined up for their inspection.

This was the final day of the summer camp, but the Mentors Project will be offering other programs throughout the summer. If you’d like more information, you can call them at (478)-765-8624.

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