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15th Annual 'Be a PAL Community Service Day'
Published on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 (12:11 p.m.)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jazmine Aguilera, Renzo Bernabe, R-Jay Cayabyab, Student Chairpersons
Robert Bray, Advisor
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LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL PAL PROGRAM’S
“BE A PAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY”
The 15th annual “Be a PAL Community Service Day” sponsored by the Las Vegas High School PAL (Partnership at Las Vegas) Program is set for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 26th. A reception will take place at 7:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas High School cafeteria (6500 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89142-2800).
Following the reception, 145 PAL students will scatter to more than 20 non-profit organizations for a day of community service.
The 2013 special, surprise guests are current Metro, North Las Vegas, and Nevada State police officers who were once PAL students themselves. In years past, Oscar Goodman, UFC Fighters, and George Wallace have surprised the students at the reception.
The community service activities completed by PAL students will vary greatly. Previously, for example, PAL students painted residents’ rooms at the Nevada State Veterans Home, distributed boxes of food to families affected by HIV at Saint Terese Center, completed landscaping for Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America, read to children with developmental delays at Easter Seals, and worked in the thrift store at Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Non-profit organizations confirming their participation this year include:
Blind Center of Nevada
Nevada State Veterans Home
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Opportunity Village Oakey Campus Work Center
Clark County Social Service
Opportunity Village Resource Development
Clean the World
Opportunity Village Thrift Store
Desert Medical Equipment
Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach
Family to Family Connection
Special Olympics Nevada
Helping Kids Clinic
The Animal Foundation
Hopelink of Southern Nevada
The Public Education Foundation
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
The Public Education Foundation's Teacher Exchange
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Rape Crisis Center
The Shade Tree
The PAL Program at Las Vegas High School is the oldest Career & Technical Education program of its type in Southern Nevada. In preparation for demanding careers, PAL students complete semester-long, weekly, unpaid internships at nearly 80 public and private sector job sites including: Las Vegas City Hall, hospitals, pharmacies, elementary schools, and the Regional Justice Center.