1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
March 17, 2008 00:00
Portland, Oregon-March 24-28, 2008, the Police Activities League of Portland will be hosting Safe Haven Spring Break 2008 at the PAL Youth Center, 424 NE 172nd Ave. Youth ages 8-17 are encouraged to participate in this week-long event. Activities will include basketball tournaments, soccer clinics, art projects, field trips and a closing barbecue. Several sponsors are supporting the camp including the Trail Blazers, Portland Police Bureau, Boy Scouts, Villa De Clara Vista, Clear Creek Community Church, Sunshine Division, Safeway Foundation and Rockwood Weed & Seed. Funds are still needed for transportation expenses.
Registration forms are available at the PAL Youth Center, or PAL’s main office at 449 NE Emerson. Permission slips for field trips will be made available on Monday March 17, 2008. For more info, contact PAL Youth Center Program Director Mike Jezewski at 503-256-3479 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PAL is a non-profit agency building partnerships between youth, police and the community through recreational, athletic and educational programs designed to develop and encourage good citizenship and improve the quality of life in the Portland Metro area.
The PAL of Greater Portland Youth Center accepts new youth members year round. PAL is open Monday-Friday, 2:30-7:00 p.m., after school, with extended time during school holidays. Spring Break (March 24-28) hours are 10:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 10:30am-3:30pm on Friday, with some earlier starting times for field trips. Youth membership fees are $50 for the year or $25 for families that qualify for school reduced lunch. There is a one-time cost of $5 for Spring Break only. See the web page at www.palkids.org.
The Beaverton PAL program, located at 12500 S.W. Allen Blvd, is also offering a Spring Break camp, March 24-28, from 8am-6pm. The cost is $50 for the week. Special activities will include field trips to Beaverton Swimming Pool, Beaverton Library, Nickel Arcade, and Barbecue (weather permitting) on Friday. Drop in activities will also be available to Center members in the afternoon including movies, pool tournaments, ping pong, foosball, art, and video games. The Intel Computer Clubhouse is fully operational with exciting projects now including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, web page design and flash video game creation. For more information, contact Jocelyn Taylor or Scott Hollingsworth at 503-469-9137 or email@example.com.
Molalla PAL, located at 209 Kennel, will offer daily Spring Break activities, March 24-28, 10:00am-5:00pm. Activities will include arts and craft projects, video game tournaments, movies, outdoor games, board game tournaments, and much more. Cost for non-PAL members is $5 for the week. For more information, contact Nick Itami, 503-759-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAL recruits for volunteers year-round, and is looking for college interns to be based in all Oregon locations. Call 503-823-0250 for an internship or volunteer packet or email PAL, email@example.com .
Sgt. Pete Simpson