On February 6, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector and Laredo South Station Border Community Liaison Programs kicked-off the new semester of the Classroom-2-Careers program at United South High School (USHS) in Laredo, Texas.
The agents presented to students from the Criminal Justice program at the school on future careers with the United States Border Patrol or any other Criminal Justice field opportunities. The program highlights the vast history of the Border Patrol and the efforts involved in securing our Nation’s borders and keeping our communities safe.
The program will run to the end of the school year with agents certified in Firearms, Recruitment, Canines, Special Operations Detachment and agents assigned to the Border Community Liaison Program, will teach the Classroom-2-Careers presentations.
The Hebbronville Border Patrol Station began presenting the Classroom-2-Careers curriculum at the Hebbronville High School in 2016 and expanded to include Bruni High School during the 2016-2017 school year. In Spring 2017, USHS requested to pilot the program for the United Independent School District (UISD) in Laredo, Texas. Based on this success, UISD requested Border Patrol to incorporate this program once a month in all of their four high school’s Criminal Justice classes.
All students participating in the program are highly encouraged to complete their high school education, be law-abiding citizens of the community and continue their post-high school education.
To learn more about the Classroom-2-Careers Program or to request a presentation, please contact the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Unit at (956)764-3107.