To unite law enforcement and communities by providing youth programs which develop discipline, positive self-image, mutual trust, and respect.
EduCare brings ACE Program to CALPAL Youth Leadership Academy
250 Youth. 30 Communities. 15 Law Enforcement Chapters. 3 Days. 1 Goal.
CALPAL organizes one of the largest juvenile crime prevention programs in California, with over 100 member chapters located throughout the state. Each year, CALPAL partners with non-profit, corporate and community organizations to provide a unique opportunity for PAL Youth from different communities to come together and participate in The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) - a three-day experiential leadership conference focused on engaging, challenging, and empowering our young people to rise to new levels of participation in their respective PAL programs, schools and communities.
Aligned with our mission of inspiring and empowering young people to become responsible citizens, compassionate leaders, and to live their dreams, the YLA emerged as a natural fit for EduCare's Achievement & Commitment to Excellence (ACE) and After School Programs.
In the ACE Program leadership trainings at CALPAL YLA 2017, students connected with their peers, local law enforcement, and other positive role models in a safe, structured environment away from their everyday routines. Over the course of the statewide conference, students and adults built meaningful relationships and developed greater trust, self-esteem, and self-motivation. Youth leaders-in-training also worked on strengthening their inherent growth mindsets and developing the skills necessary for making healthy choices and achieving life-long success.
STUDENT EXPERIENCES | CALPAL YLA 2017 | MARCH 25 - 27
The ACE Program has been refined over 25+ years of experience in developing and delivering youth programs, professional development trainings, and parent workshops that integrate the skill sets and core competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
EduCare utilizes a heart-centered approach, providing trauma-informed care and wholistic support services that build a strong and resilient foundation for learning, growth, responsibility and respect.
Across the nation and abroad, our evidence-based programs and SEL-infused educational activities have helped build safe, healthy and thriving communities.
Check out our 2015 - 2016 impact report here.