The Pine Bluff Police Department will present a graduation for children who successfully completed the department’s Police And Youth (P.A.Y.) Camp.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday July 11, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, according to a news release.

“P.A.Y. Camp is a program that allows youths, while out for summer vacation, to participate in events under the guidance of police officers,” according to the release. “It benefits the community by letting our younger citizens interact with law enforcement officers in a non-enforcement capacity. At the same time, the kids get to experience a variety of fun and games as well as classroom work designed to help them in life. All classes are geared toward pointing our young citizens toward becoming confident and capable young adults.”