STAR/PAL’s Youth Center is open Tuesday – Thursday from 4pm-6pm, offering the following programs:

(6th-8th grades)

WE CAN is a mentoring program for youth in grades six through eight. Law enforcement officers facilitate this program where youth are given the opportunity to develop their personal awareness and decision-making abilities through activities and presentations, build self-confidence and participate in civic service engagement projects. 

(Middle & High School)

If students are having difficulty with homework, school projects or just need a place to complete their assignments, they are welcome to stop by on Wednesdays between the hours of 4pm-6pm.

Point Loma Nazarene interns volunteer their time to assist students with homework and projects during these tutoring sessions. Students are able to sign-out a laptop to complete their assignments while in the youth center. 

(High School)

MAKING CHANGES engages youth in grades nine through twelve in civic service activities while also giving them a chance to build critical skills in areas like public speaking, financial management, and community involvement. This program helps teens develop leadership skills and nurtures awareness about the ongoing impact of their choices and actions on their own lives and the lives of those around them.