It was a fun day for youth participating in the Dare Summer Program.

At Idaho State University, members of the program met with a physics professor to learn about bottle rockets and were then able to launch them on campus to see which traveled the farthest.

The Bannock County Dare Summer Program allows youth that have challenges and obstacles in their life that are barriers to their future to participate in service projects on Wednesdays and then fun activities on Thursdays.

Zac Bartschi, School Resource Officer at the Pocatello Police Department said, "It's a big part of community events and making sure that our youth that might not normally have opportunities to do something like this that they do and they have that positive interaction not just with law enforcement but with adults around the community."

Next week's fun event will be the “egg drop extravaganza,” where the youth will try to make the best container to protect an egg from breaking after dropping the container from the top of a 28 foot cliff at Ross Park.

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