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U.S. EDUCATION GRANT TO AID AREA PROGRAMS.

Byline: Karen Maeshiro Staff Writer

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 County. We have a large number of students in this area on probation. A large number of parents commute, 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 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 or the Getty Museum, Boswell said, ``places that these students might not otherwise be exposed to.''
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