B.A.P.A. was invited to the “Little Bulgarian School” in Elk Grove, Illinois to participate in a mentoring forum named “The strength of Bulgarians”. The forum was held in front of Bulgarian-American students who attend the school. B.A.P.A.’s participants were Officer Brian Bonev (B.A.P.A. Vice President), Officer Martin Mavrov, Officer George Mavrov, Officer Nikolay Gantchev and Detective Mario Valkov (B.A.P.A. President).