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Police Activities League Summer Camp Programs

June 17, 2005 00:00


Police Activities League (PAL) COMMITS TO KEEPING YOUTH ACTIVE AND SAFE OFFERS LOW-COST SUMMER PROGRAMS AND JOBS FOR YOUTH The Police Activities League (PAL) of Greater Portland will kick off its Summer Camps and USDA Summer Feeding Program for 425 youth on Monday, June 20, 2005, at an energetic assembly at 9:00 a.m. at David Douglas High School (1500 SE 130th) in the gym. Youth will arrive on buses provided by PAL from North, Northeast, and Southeast Portland neighborhoods as well as Gresham and Troutdale. Speakers on kick-off day are Gresham Police Chief Carla Piluso, and Portland Police Captain Ron Schwartz. East County Caring Community, in partnership with Gresham-Barlow School District, will provide lunches for youth at camp as well as all summer at the PAL Youth Center (one of the open feeding sites for East County). "Thanks to our financial supporters, partners and volunteers, PAL will provide a summer of healthy activities for youth," said PAL Executive Director Maura K. White-Cioeta. There are still openings in all PAL summer programs. All registration materials are available through the web page at Highlights include: - PAL Summer Sports Camp, June 20 - 24, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., boys & girls ages 8-14. Police Officers and community volunteers coach more than 14 sports to 500 youth. Sports that still have openings include football and girls basketball. Cost is $25.

- PAL Bud Monnes Youth Center (424 N.E. 172nd), June 27-August 26, M-F, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., ages 8-17; programs include: Outdoor Club, Recreation, Reading, Arts & Crafts, & Field Trips. Cost is $50 for a year membership or $25 for youth that qualify for free or reduced lunch.

- National Youth Sports Program, June 27-July 30, Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Portland State University, for low-income youth 10-16, provides sports instruction, educational classes, and meals. The camp is free and open to youth throughout the metro area (including Vancouver). Some transportation is provided from the Portland area.

- Summer Internship Opportunities, June 20 - August 26, at all program sites.

PAL is a non-profit, juvenile crime prevention program, which provides programs in Portland, Gresham and Sherwood. PAL's law enforcement partners include the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Gresham Police Department, FBI, Troutdale, Fairview and Sherwood Police Departments, Port of Portland Police, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Oregon Police Corp, and Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF).

For more information or to volunteer with PAL, go to or call 503-823-0250.



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