Local Youth Graduate from Rigorous Leadership & Navy SEAL’s Program

6/12/2013 - City of Portland
389 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
CONTACT: Nicole Clegg, 207-756-8173, 207-272-4477 (cell) nicoleclegg@portlandmaine.gov

June 12, 2013

Local Youth Graduate from Rigorous Leadership & Navy SEAL’s Program

Police Department partners with Maine Leadership Institute to offer 2nd session of SEALS-Fit program

PORTLAND, Maine – Next Friday, thirteen area youth will graduate from SEALS-Fit, a collaboration between the Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute (MLI). SEALS-Fit, a youth leadership and anti-bullying program is an intensive seven week program led by retired Navy SEAL Hans Ruediger with mentors from local, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Participants were challenged with demanding physical training and interpersonal skills development. Ranging in age from fifteen to eighteen, participants reflected the full diversity of the community and were often seen on the fitness trail at the Back Cove learning the spirit of team leadership, embodying the SEALS motto, “the only easy day was yesterday.”

When: Friday, June 21, 2013, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Police Auditorium, Portland Police Station, 109 Middle Street, Portland


Nicole Clegg
Director of Communications
City of Portland
389 Congress Street, Room 208
Portland, ME 04101
office: 207-756-8173
cell: 207-272-4477