Due to a reporting error, the number of Bromfield students who signed up for the MYCHIP program that Jordan Davy organized as her senior project was incorrectly stated in last week’s Harvard Hillside.
The article stated the number was 10. In fact, it was 110, more than 10 times greater.
Davy set the record straight in a recent email.
“I would like to correct the ’10 senior participants’ to 110 high school participants,” she said. And half of them were high school girls, the group she had targeted.
“Eight out of 10 missing person cases are white females ages 12 to 17,” Davy said.
In addition to 110 high school students, about 200 Hildreth Elementary School students and their parents participated.
Established in 1988, the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program (MYCHIP) in Massachusetts provides families with tools to help law enforcement authorities find and identify lost and missing children.
According to the MYCHIP website, materials are donated by the Masons of Massachusetts, partnering with the Massachusetts Crime Prevention Officers Association and the Massachusetts Dental Association.
“I am raising awareness for this program and hope that more kids participate in upcoming years,” Davy said.
— M.E. Jones