California PAL Membership
California PAL is primarily a member serving organization and our member Chapters extend from Etna and Siskiyou County in the north to Calexico in the south on the Mexican border. We have Blythe on the Arizona border and Avalon on Catalina Island to the west. Each PAL & SAL is autonomous; some have a large variety of programs while others focus on just a few programs. California PAL chapters are as diverse as the youth who attend, mirroring California's multi-ethnic population.. Since PAL chapters go where no other youth program goes, many of the kids live in households whose collective annual gross income is less than $25,000 dollars. Because of these families limited financial resources, California PAL encourages and enables youth participation by removing those financial barriers by underwriting the cost associated with California PAL program.
If you are a parent or guardian and would like to get your child involved with the PAL program, the first step would be to find out where the nearest PAL chapter is to your location. You can use our new PAL Chapter Location Map tool and this will let you know exactly where our member chapters are located throughout the state.