M E M O R A N D U M
DATE: June 22, 2004
TO: Mayor and City Council
John Stevenson, City Manager
FROM: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Services Manager
Michael Davies, Chief of Police
RE: Update on Brentwood Police Activities League collaboration with the
City of Brentwood
During the past year, the Brentwood Police Activities League, the City of
Brentwood Police Department, and the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation
Department have collaborated to provide a number of programs for the youth
of Brentwood. On behalf of the Board of Brentwood PAL, City staff wanted to
give a brief update on the progress of this collaboration.
The main program of collaboration during the past school year was the PAL –
After the Bell (ATB) after school program at Loma Vista Elementary (4 -5th
grades) and Edna Hill Middle School (6-8th grades). The following is a
breakdown of the program and statistical information, as well as a program
• PAL-ATB program is free to participants and features a nutritious snack,
homework assistance, life skills, character development, crime prevention,
and recreational activities.
• The program is all enhanced by an asset-based curriculum geared toward
strengthening the 40 developmental assets (see attachment) within our
children at our school sites.
• During the school year, of the 40 developmental assets, we directly
strengthened 10 including: community values youth, safety, school
boundaries, homework, reading for pleasure, caring, honesty, planning and
decision making, resistance skills, and peaceful conflict resolution skills.
As a result of conducting the PAL-ATB program, 4 more assets were
strengthened: other adult relationships, caring school climate, adult role
models, and self-esteem.
• During the school year we have seen an increase in participation every
quarter, including a very diverse population. The Loma Vista site ended the
school year with 67 registered participants. Edna Hill ended the year with
73. The daily attendance at each site fluctuated between 20 and 34 kids each
day. Ironically, of the total registered participants 67 were girls and 73
• Several times each month, City of Brentwood, School Resource Officers, as
well as uniformed officers came by the sites and interacted with the program
In addition to the ATB program, a number of other programs were offered,
• California Police Activities League (CAL PAL) offered free field trips for
the year were: Halloween at Smith Family Farms in October, Holiday Skate
Party in December and Snow Play Day in January. We had full attendance for
all the trips.
• In February, CALPAL sent a group of ten local high and junior high school
Wrestlers to a Wrestling Tournament in Colorado.
• In March we took four participants from the Edna Hill PAL-ATB program to
the CALPAL Sacramento Experience to inspire youth to make a difference and
become the next leaders in our community through local government.
The Brentwood PAL has developed a comprehensive fund raising campaign,
• Brentwood PAL letter campaign
• OMNI Funding
• Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Program (PALYEP) grant
• Community donations from KB Homes, Summerset in Brentwood Charities, and
many community contributors
The Brentwood PAL board and the City will continue to expand and offer
additional youth programs in 2004/05. With additional funding from the PAL
Board, the PAL-After the Bell 2004/05 program will be expanding to include
William B. Bristow Middle School. This additional site will be operated
within the current City funding, with all additional financial assistance be
raised by the Brentwood PAL board.
Staff will present a brief overview of the program and will be provide
copies of After The Bell letters of correspondence the program participants
have prepared for City Council.
40 Developmental Assets
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