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News Release

Friday, May 7, 2010

Media Relations

Police Activities League Mentoring Training Program NA10114rh

What:            
Police Activities League’s mentoring training program for adult volunteers.  

When:       
Wednesday, May 13, 2010         
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.              

Where:     
(LAPD) Rampart Community Police Station
1401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles California, 90017
        
Who:        
(LAPD) Rampart Officer Larry Covington
Rampart PAL Mentor Coordinator Cherie Hudson

Why:       
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention and the National Association of Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. provided program awards to 135 PAL Chapters for mentoring programs. LAPD Rampart PAL is honored to have been selected as one of the 135 grant recipients for this exciting program. PAL staff recently participated in a two-day national training for the development and implementation of the PAL’s new Mentoring Program.

The Mentoring Program involves recruiting volunteer mentors who will be matched with a youth mentee. (Mentees will be recruited from one of LAPD Rampart’s existing youth programs including Jeopardy and JIPP.) Volunteer Mentors agree to meet with their Mentee at program sites for at least one hour per week for a one year commitment. Besides offering friendship and a listening ear, mentors and mentees will engage in a variety of fun and meaningful activities individually and in groups.

Contact:     
For more information contact Officer Larry Covington at 213-484-3072 or Cherie Hudson at 213-241-4427.