The Allentown Police Youth Academy and L.I.F.E programs have been a huge success. Since 2015 the Youth Academy has graduated 130 students with a 98% retention rate. Developing strong relationships with youth are key in keeping our streets safe. Upside has committed funding to support these programs and help tell the story. The video below was captured this past summer and features interviews with actual students who have participated in the program. For more information and to learn more about APD initiatives visit