PAL conducts many programs throughout Redwood City and also partners with other community groups to run programs that are focused on building strong connections between youth, police and the community.
The PAL after-school programs are geared to make a positive difference in the development of 1st – 8th grade children. It was created with best practice research on after-school programming using a framework of principles considered critical to a successful program. These principles include emphasizing learning as the central mission of the program; use of professional staff; small group instruction with high staff to child ratio; providing a safe, secure, adult supervised environment; emphasizing parental involvement; strong collaboration with local schools and the community. The Explorers program has three components: 1) PAL SMARTS – Academic Enrichment 2) PAL ARTS – Arts Learning and 3) PAL FIT – Fitness/Wellness and Health.
After School Programs – PAL Community Center
At the PAL Community Center (link to map of the Community Center) we have many other programs that are open to community members.
After School Educational Program
Partnership with Boys and Girls Club Peninsula (BGCP)
This partnership, in its second year, provides a comprehensive afterschool program for 230 students from Taft School in K-5 grade. The PAL Community Center supports this program and the program is staffed by BGCP.
After School Programs
Karate (K-5 grade). Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Hip Hop Dance (K – 5th grade) Tuesday. 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Zumba for Kids (K -5th grade) Thursday. 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Boxing (8yrs to 18yrs) Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Signup forms for these programs are at the front desk of the PAL Community Center
Community Based Programs
The PAL Community Center is also used by many local groups that offer community based programs. These groups provide programs in the evenings and on the weekends.
Some of these programs include: Ballet Folklorico, Zumba, Hip Hop Dance and Martial Arts. Information about these programs can be picked up at the front Desk of the PAL Community Center.