Youth Programs & Services

LAPD Devonshire PALS

 

LAPD Devonshire PALS provides free enrichment programs and activities for youth ages 7 – 17, Monday through Thursday from the hours of 2:00 – 6:00 pm.

Our programs are designed to give youth opportunities to express themselves through art and music, learn about computers and coding, get involved with hands-on STEM science classes, and provide outdoor activities including fitness and sports (soccer, basketball, handball, kickball). Some of our activities are geared help the teens build life skills, job training, and discuss life and social justice issues.

Under the direct mentorship and supervision of LAPD officers and Youth Center staff, we fulfill our mission to help young community members develop strong character that leads to building great relationships with law enforcement, community members, business partners, and society at large.

We offer the following programs:

Arts & Music Program

Arts and Crafts,  Guitar Lessons, Culinary Arts, Movie Making and Creative Writing, Caligraphy.

Academic Program

Homework Help, Tutoring, Guys Group, Computer Skills, STEM Science Class, Robotics, Coding, Chess, Girls Group, Agriculture, Sustainability Container

Athletic Program

Soccer, Basketball, Fitness, Volleyball, Recreational Skills, Tae Kwon Do, Motocross

Activities

CITs – Counselors in Training, Leadership Conferences, LAPD Jr. Cadets, LAPD Cadets, Field Trips, YMCA Summer Camp, Community Service Projects.

Teens

Next Generation Business Leaders, Cadets, Life Skills, Career Pathways

Along with the daily activities, PALS offers crime prevention education, field trips, leadership training, camping excursions, and career and college planning assistance. LAPD Devonshire PALS also sponsors projects involving children and families that develop community pride and participation in the improvement and beautification of their neighborhoods.

For information about LAPD Devonshire PALS contact: (818) 885-6433 or programs@devonshire-pals.org

 

Los  Angeles Police Department Cadets

 

The Cadet Program is designed to offer youth an opportunity to develop skills that will help them throughout their lives, while working with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country. The Program is offered at each of the 21 community police stations across the city, as well as two specialized divisions – Metropolitan Division and Communications Division.

Cadets are as diverse as the city they represent. Each of them come from different backgrounds and have different goals. As well as different paths that they are following to get there. What remains the same in all our Cadets is their desire to achieve excellence within their own lives and to leverage their achievements to positively impact the community where they live.

The purpose of the LAPD Cadets is to instill discipline, leadership, academic excellence and life skills in youth. It seeks to empower participants to maximize their personal, scholastic and life potential.

Core Principles:

  • To recruit young men and women who are interested in building positive relationships between law enforcement and the youth of our communities
  • To provide a forum in which young people can provide community service while working with law enforcement
  • To  develop character, public speaking, and academic instruction that prepares young people for their future
  • To offer physical training that will result in improved physical fitness to all who participate
  • To celebrate and embrace diversity

The LAPD Devonshire Cadet Program’s goal is to create the next wave of police officers, government leaders, community leaders, and individuals with moral and ethical conscious discussion making.

For information on Devonshire Divisions Cadet Post 660 please contact:

Officer Jeff Johnson at (818) 268-2687 or at 35127@lapd.lacity.org

JR CADETS

The Jr Cadet program is similar to cadets but is geared toward younger participants age 8-12. The Jr cadets program allows children to participate in activities that instill a sense of community pride, self discipline and leadership in a positive environment. The program offers mentorship from the Devonshire Cadets and Cadet Officers.

For information on LAPD Devonshire Divisions Jr. Cadets:

Officer Jeff Johnson at (818) 268-2687 or at 35127@lapd.lacity.org

Donate

If you’d like to make a donation to the PALS Programs, click the Donate button or mail a check to:

LAPD Devonshire PALS, 8721 Wilbur Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

LAPD Devonshire PALS is a 501c3 non-profit. Please contact us for our tax ID.

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