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I am the oldest and the first in my family to receive a graduate degree. The officers and mentors at PAL believed in me and gave me confidence to achieve many goals.

Brisa Melenendez PAL Alumni, Teacher, Edison Elementary School

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Last year, PAL’s Best Gift Ever Drive provided holiday gifts to the most vulnerable youth in  Santa Monica. This year, our goal is to continue this effort and we are looking for your support.  Your generosity can make a difference for so many youth in our community, so please help us make this holiday season special for them.  Please click the below link to choose a youth and select a gift either from their Best Gift in the description or a lesser value listed gift.


All the gifts provided to the youth are donated by caring individuals like you. The deadline to receive all gifts is Thursday, December 9th.


PAL and the City of Santa Monica continue to place the highest value on the health and
safety of our community. Taking our guidance from LA County Public Health
Guidelines for School Age Day Care Facilities, additional mandatory safety protocols and
procedures have been implemented in an effort to keep us all as safe as we can be during
this time. Please contact the PAL office for registration information.  

PAL is FREE to youth ages 6–17 who live or attend school in Santa Monica!

Youth are assigned to a pod and will experience a variety of educational enrichment,

recreation and sports activities.

The PAL Youth Center is open Monday–Friday
Elementary: 2:30 PM–7:30 PM
Teens:          3:00 PM–7:30 PM






PAL is a public-private partnership operated by the City of Santa Monica. PAL is a 501(c)3 corporation with a non-profit Board of Directors. Donations to PAL are tax exempt to the extent allowed by law and are devoted to program related activities.

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