MT. ADAMS, OH (FOX19) - Some local teens attended a special kind of graduation ceremony on Friday.
Twelve students from South Avondale School were honored for completing the Cincinnati Police Department's Children in Trauma Intervention (CITI) program.
Participants were referred by teachers and administrators, completing an eight-week program which focused on character development through self-discipline, leadership training and physical fitness.
Throughout the course of the program, the students met twice a week and discussed drug prevention and problem-solving, community projects, and even karate.
The ceremony was held at The Rookwood Restaurant in Mt. Adams, with Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig and South Avondale Principal Yzvetta Macon both in attendance.