Friday, September 4, 2009

GAL PALS Program to begins September 9th

The Frederick Police Department, Police Activities League will offer the GAL PALS program beginning September 9th.

The GAL PALS program is designed to nurture and to help young girls of all backgrounds develop courage, confidence, and character. The vision is to help participants grow into well-adjusted, functional young women and future leaders in our community. This will be the 3rd year that the program has been offered and each month has featured topics as: Self-Confidence, Nutrition, First Aid, Career Choices, etc.

The GAL PALS program is for girls ages 10-15 and meets two times each month, September to mAY, at the Hillcrest Community Center. These meetings are conducted on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm. The 1st meeting will be held on Wednesday September 9th and those interested in enrolling in this program can enroll at that time. The Hillcrest Community Center is located at 1150 Orchard Terrace, Frederick MD 21703.

The GAL PALS Program is but one aspect of the Department’s multi-faceted, progressive approach to policing in our community in general, and reaching out to the City’s youth specifically.

The Police Activities League of Frederick (PAL) began in August of 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between police officers and the kids on the street. During the school year the PAL program is offered in the evenings at the PAL Center in the Sagner Community and at Hillcrest Elementary School. PAL offers kids a safe nurturing place to learn and interact with the police officers all while having a good time.

For more information please contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091.

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