Medway is Location of Second NCSO Youth Leadership Academy


Photo by Westwood Minute/Caroline Killilea. A past participant in the July 2022 Youth Leadership Academy swings on the ropes course.

Thanks to the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.

The popular Youth Leadership Academy run by the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office is opening a second location in Medway, according to Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott. The second location will be hosted at Medway High School and will make use of the school’s high and low ropes courses.

“The Youth Leadership Academy is a life-changing experience that has shaped an entire generation of Norfolk County youth,” said Sheriff McDermott. “By expanding to Medway, we are now able to ensure that even more youth from across the county have access to the important lessons and experiences that the Academy provides.”

With a goal of developing youth leaders in the community, the Academy includes icebreakers, games, activities, and demonstrations aimed at building self-confidence, problem-solving, goal-setting, and communication skills in a fun and adventurous environment. One of the highlights of the Academy is a high-adventure ropes course that challenges participants to set goals and push themselves beyond their boundaries.

The Medway Youth Leadership Academy is open to youth between the ages of 10 – 14 from across Norfolk County and runs weekly from July 10th through August 4th. Now in its 21st year, the Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy program is very popular among Norfolk County families and typically fills up quickly every year. Those wishing to register for the Medway Youth Leadership Academy can do so at

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