U.S. EDUCATION GRANT TO AID AREA PROGRAMS.Byline: Karen Karen
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PALMDALE - A county-run school for teen-age probationers will expand its after-school programs and make them available to the general community as part of a three-year, $5.7 million federal grant.
The Palmdale Community Education Center was one of six sites chosen to receive money from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
``We are so far from services in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County. We have a large number of students in this area on probation probation, method by which the punishment of a convicted offender is conditionally suspended. The offender must remain in the community and under the supervision of a probation officer, who is usually a court-appointed official. . A large number of parents commute TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment. , leaving students with nothing to do. We are trying to find constructive activities for students in the area,'' said Ronita Boswell, assistant principal at the Palmdale school.
An open house will be held at the school from 2 to 6 p.m. today to inform the public about the programs and services available to youths, families and residents.
The school, run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is located at 39150 10th Street West.
The school, which opened in 1998 and has 40 students, already offers after-school programs off-site four days a week, including peer support groups, a reading enrichment enrichment Food industry The addition of vitamins or minerals to a food–eg, wheat, which may have been lost during processing. See White flour; Cf Whole grains. program, tutoring, art classes, group counseling, job skills programs, and parenting classes for both students and parents.
With the grant money, the school can move the programs to the school site and offer them to everyone in the community, offer more services, and expand availability to seven days, Boswell said.
Students also will be able to go on field trips to the Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance is a multimedia museum in Los Angeles, California, with an associated museum in New York City, designed to examine racism and prejudice in the United States and the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. or the Getty Museum, Boswell said, ``places that these students might not otherwise be exposed to.''