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LUCAS VILLAGE PAL PROGRAMS – Lucas Village PAL Center, 111 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday – Thursday     4:00 – 7:00 pm
Homework Club
Youth come to the center Tuesday thru Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm to receive homework assistance.  If participants come to the center with no homework they are given grade appropriate work sheets to do.
Computer Lab
The computer lab is open Tuesday thru Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  The lab is open to participants who want to work on homework, enhance their computer skills, or just to have fun.   .
Reading Club
Cindy Powell a local business owner volunteers her time along with Spring Ridge Elementary faculty to assist the youth with reading skills.  The youth take turns reading from popular books. 
Math Facts
Sponsored by Spring Ridge Elementary school and local business owner Cindy Powell.  This program encourages participants to learn math by playing games.  Participants who complete the program will be invited to a special party.
Taught by Shelley Aloi, this free program is offered once a week at Hillcrest Elementary School (transportation is provided).
Open Gym
Participants have the opportunity to play basketball, foosball, pool, video games, air hockey, arts & crafts or just to hang out.
Special Programs
Field Trips - Numerous times during the year the participants are taken on field trips.  Field trips range from going to the movies, zoo, museums, parks, and swimming pools.
Guest Speakers - Throughout the year the PAL program schedules a variety of community speakers to come talk to the participants about various topics.  Some of these topics include:  drug and alcohol awareness, the effects of smoking, fire safety, first aid, health & nutrition, etc.
Santa Day - this event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.  This event is to provide youth in the PAL Program, an opportunity to create a special Christmas by making crafts, choosing gifts and wrapping gifts for their caregivers.
G.R.E.A.T. - During the summer the PAL program opens it’s doors on Fridays for the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program.  This curriculum was designed for youth ages 10-14. Taught in the classroom by specially trained, uniformed law enforcement officers, G.R.E.A.T.'s violence prevention curriculum is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. The curriculum encourages positive relationships between the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement.
Holiday / Special Event Parties - Various times during the year the PAL program will host parties for the participants.  Some of these parties include:  Halloween party, Valentine’s party, Thanksgiving dinner, Holiday party, etc.
PAL KARATE PROGRAM – Hillcrest Elementary School Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Taught by Shelley Aloi, this free program is offered at Hillcrest Elementary School
GAL PALS PROGRAM – Hillcrest Community Center 2nd & 4th Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The GAL PALS program is designed to nurture and help young girls of all backgrounds to develop courage, confidence, and character. The vision is to help participants grow into well-adjusted, functional young women and future leaders in our community. Our hope is that all young people in Frederick will feel valued, special and capable of making every day decisions that will make the difference between surviving and thriving as they grow. GAL PALS is one way we are working toward this goal.

The GAL PALS program is for girls ages 9-12 and meets three times each month, September to June, at the Hillcrest Community Center at 1150 Orchard Terrace, Frederick, Maryland. These meetings are conducted on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and the third Friday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm. Each month, the program has a theme geared toward teaching each participant a “life lesson.” Examples of these themes include self-confidence, nutrition, first aid and friendship. The first Wednesday meeting of the month will teach the girls about the theme and include a craft based activity.  The second monthly meeting is usually a trip to a location associated with the monthly theme.  The third Friday is known as FUN FRIDAY and is a fun field trip for the girls. 


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.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 16:39