Galt Police Activities League aims to help city’s youths
Police Activities League could give kids, teens a place for study, sports
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Tracie Cross’ name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story, which was also published on the front page of the Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, edition of the Lodi News-Sentinel.
Also, her job was incorrectly identified in an earlier version of this story.
Cross does not work for the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency. She is an employee of the Galt Joint Union High School District as the job developer for the Transition Partnership Program.
SETA has partnered with the schools to provide employment services to the high school students and graduates with whom Cross works.
- About police activity leagues
A police activities league (also sometimes a police athletics league) is an organization in many American police departments in which members of the police force coach boys and girls in sports and help with homework and other school-related activities. The purpose is to build character, help strengthen police-community relations and keep children off illegal drugs. Many of the programs are now focused on youth enrichment and educational and youth leadership programs, not just sports.
Programs generally solicit funds, equipment and volunteer help from members of the community, so that the cost to taxpayers is minimal while the returns are great. Participants in the League’s activities are reportedly much less likely to engage in crime, far more likely to praise the character of the police force and more likely discourage their friends from committing crimes or covering up criminal activity.
— Source: National Association of Police Activities/Athletics Leagues
Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 12:00 am
The founders of the new Galt Police Activities League have been quietly meeting for months, and have created an executive board for the organization and filed its nonprofit papers with the California Secretary of State.
Once officially approved, the group can begin soliciting donations for community youth sports teams and other outreach programs.
Friday, September 6, 2013 12:00 am.
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