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  • COPS & KIDS - California PAL brings together youth and law enforcement in a safe and supervised environment.
  • MENTORING - As part of the law enforcement community, we provide positive role models for California's youth to follow.
  • LEADERSHIP - California PAL provides youth with the opportunity to become leaders at their PAL and in their communities.
  • COMMUNITY - With innovative programs, California PAL guides our young people to become a vital part of their communities in a positive way instead of participating in negative behaviors.
  • FITNESS - California PAL provides PAL youth the opportunity to participate in various statewide & national athletic events.
  • OPPORTUNITY - By providing California's youth with life changing programs and experiences, we are providing a path to reducing juvenile crime and delinquency.

What's Happening: California PAL News

Devonshire PAL Youth Leaders Take Action To Remove Graffiti


One of the many things that the city of Los Angeles is known for is the huge amount of graffiti tagging. Whether it is from street gangs or tagging crews, graffiti is a huge eyesore for many citizens and there is a constant struggle to keep in contained.

On Saturday, May 12th from 8:00AM to around 12:00 Noon, the PAL Youth Leadership Council from LAPD Devonshire Police Activities League took the initiative and participated in a "graffiti clean-up" event. Devonshire PAL serves youth in the Northridge area of the San Fernando Valley in northern Los Angeles. The event was organized by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander's City District 12 office and targeted many of the city parks in the Porter Ranch area.

Community service is a huge focus of our PAL Youth Leadership groups and the Devonshire PAL YLC kids proved that they were willing to make a positive impact on their community by being part of the solution and not part of the problem. These youth role models strive to spread a positive message to their peers and with hard work and focus, PAL youth leaders will continue to improve their communities. We here at California PAL would like to thank the LAPD Devonshire PAL Youth Leadership Council members, Berenice, Arantza, Dianna, Emily Desiree, Vianeth, Xiomara, Araiza, Margarita, Tori, Allie, Jasmine, Olga, Khariana, Ilci and Luis with their dedicated service to their community!

Creating Future Leaders at the 2014 CALPAL Youth Leadership Academy

CALPAL-YLA14-04Over 250 youth and chaperones from PAL programs throughout the state converged at the Marriott Suites Anaheim hotel for the 2014 California PAL Youth Leadership Academy that was held from March 29th through April 1st, 2014.  Comprised of local PAL youth leaders ranging in age from 12-18 years old, the kids received various leadership and other types of valuable training by Javier Sanchez and Shaun Derik from R.E.A.C.H. Communications.

Helping to coordinate and run the event was the California PAL Youth Directors Council, a twelve member youth board of directors who have applied and are chosen to represent California PAL.  The Youth Directors Council program was conceived over ten years ago and first launched in 2002.
As the young participants arrived at the event, they were engaged with numerous leadership and team-building activities.  The kids were also able to go and enjoy the Disneyland parks in the afternoons after the training sessions were over.  Many of the participants had never been to Disneyland before and for some, they have never travelled outside of their communities or stayed at a hotel.

The overall goal of the Youth Leadership Conference was to create youth leaders that would go back into their communities and effect positive change.  We want our PAL youth to work with city government in their local communities and to have their voices heard to the benefit all youth.  As leaders, these youth are also expected to take an active role at their PAL chapters to assist with functions and be a good role model for other youth.

The 2014 California PAL Youth Leadership Conference was once again a huge success and the lives of many of the youth that participated will be positively changed forever. These kids went home to their communities and PAL programs much better equipped to deal with many of the problems facing them and to take an active role in their communities and PAL programs.


California PAL depends on your support to help reduce youth related crime in your communities.  Please help us achieve this goal.


DonateHomePage_2014More than any other program our “Leadership Academy” needs your support now. It gives kids a chance to learn leadership skills they can use their entire lives. $450 sponsors a youth . . . a bargain when you consider similar programs that cost 4 times as much. Anything you can do will be much appreciated. Every contribution is significant in helping us achieve our goal to give these skills to underserved youth.


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PAL's influence on youth is indescribable.  Seeing the amazing impact PAL has on children is priceless.

Det. Charles Ellis - Founder of California PAL

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LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Awards Gala - May 29th, 2014, Los Angeles, CA.


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California PAL Martial Arts Tournament - Hosted by Anaheim PAL


The 2014 California PAL Martial Arts Tournament will be held this upcoming Saturday May 19th, 2014 in Anaheim, CA. at the Anaheim Downtown Youth Center.

PAL chapters with Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do or Kung Fu programs will be attending and youth from ages 6 - 18 years of age and of all belt classes will be competing in Kata forms and Kumite sparing competition.

Thanks again to Anaheim PAL for hosting the tournament!

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2014 California PAL / adidas National Boxing Tournament - Hosted by Oxnard PAL - June 17 - 21, 2014 in Oxnard, CA.

Come and join us for one of the largest youth amateur boxing tournaments in the entire country. Boxing 2011 036 The CALPAL / adidas National Boxing Tournament brings together boxers from all around California as well as the entire country as they compete in this USA Boxing sanctioned event.  Our tournament features a dedicated Novice division for younger boxers so that they can compete and learn the sport facing competition at near their own level.  We also feature some of the top amateur Open Division boxers in the country as they gain valuable experience on the road to qualify for the US Olympic Boxing team in the 2016 Summer Games.  This is a great tournament for California boxers and we hope to see you there.

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California PAL - 2014 Youth Leadership Academy - Anaheim, CA.

8692399272_5e6b216464_oThe 2014 California PAL Youth Leadership Academy will be held from Saturday, March 28th - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at the Anaheim Marriott Suites in Anaheim, CA.  This intense four day leadership conference will focus on teaching our PAL youth how to be better leaders and role models for their peers in their communities, schools and PAL centers.



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