Watsonville PAL programs are offered to help local youth be the best they can be
WE SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Karate is a program that offers youth and adults, ages 10+, a skill in self-defense. Participants meet at the PAL Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 pm -6:45 pm. During the hour session participants are taught by a qualified instructor.
Watsonville PAL partners with the Watsonville Judo Club to provide a safe, positive and energetic environment for youth and adults to enjoy the art of Judo. Please call the PAL office to get more details on this wonderful program.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art and is one of the highest forms of self-defense. The techniques of Aikido do not depend on strength but upon developing the ability to blend without conflict. The word “Aikido” means: “Ai” – Harmony, “Ki” = spirit or inner energy and “Do” – the way. “The Way of Harmony”. Aikido is not a sport in that there are no competitions, no champions or trophies, no winners or losers. We train to better ourselves and defend against unwarranted attack. It also gives you self-confidence like you have never known before. Join Bill Cass Sensei, Doug Au Sensei and Shannon Fry Sensei and have some fun while learning self-defense.
— AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Ambassador Program is for youth ages 12-18 years old who would like to be in a leadership role at Watsonville PAL. The Ambassadors program will provide middle school youth (mentees), ages 8 -14, with peer-to-peer mentoring with their assigned ambassadors. Mentees and Ambassadors will complete monthly meetings, a monthly community service project and participate in various PAL activities. Call PAL Office at 831-763-4147 for an application today!.
— BILINGUAL LEARN & PLAY
More than just a play group, Learn & Play is offered as a free resource to provide early childhood education through a structured circle time followed by play based learning activities and opportunities for social connection. Learn & Play is a fun and welcoming, safe place where parents and caregivers can participate in their toddlers learning experience through songs, stories, art, movement and other fun activities lead by the Learn & Play leaders. We look forward to having fun with you and your little ones!
More information to come. Please call PAL Office to be added to the wait-list.
— Caminos El Exito (Pathways to Success)
This program is administered by the Watsonville Police Department. It is a diversion program for Watsonville youth between the ages of 10 – 17 years old, who commit a first-time offense (misdemeanor). Pro-social events take place 2 – 3 times a month. Our goal is to provide the youth with a healthy and positive environment with other youth in the program.
The mission of the Watsonville Police Cadet Organization is to promote the community’s youth through education, fieldwork training and mentor-ship in the field of law enforcement, as well as, the opportunity to participate in and learn the needs of our community as it relates to law enforcement.
— SELF DEFENSE
This program includes training in boxing, karate, wrestling and Jiu jitzu. Self Defense will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:45 – 6:00pm for youth 9 – 17 years old. This program is $15 a month per youth. Scholarships available.