The Fourth Annual C.H.A.O.S. youth summer program was announced last week by the Commerce Police Department.
C.H.A.O.S., which stands for Commerce helping adolescents overcome and succeed is a yearly summer program where children 12 to 17 years of age are encouraged to learn how to serve and make a difference in the community.
Last year’s program saw the group complete many projects for local businesses and organizations, such as the Commerce Public Library.
The program, through an arrangement with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Department, brings in student athletes across many sports at A&M-Commerce to help mentor the children in the program.
The goal is to help provide a safe outlet for creativity and community service for teenagers during the summer.
The C.H.A.O.S. program will run every Thursday from June 1 to Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is open only to children 12 to 17 years old and the program is free to attend.
Registration forms may be picked up in-person at Commerce Middle School and the Commerce Police Department, or completed online at www.commercetx.org/departments/police-department/.
Registration must be completed and returned by June 1. All classes will be held at the Commerce Police Department located at 1103 Sycamore Street in Commerce.
Contact the police department at 903-886-1139 for more information.