Palmdale to host Global Youth Day activities

A 'Cards for Troops' project is just one of several ways you can participate in Palmdale's Global Youth Day activities.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale is inviting residents of all ages to help celebrate Global Youth Day, on Saturday, April 21, through a series of events designed to have a positive impact on the community.

Established internationally in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.

“Global Youth Day presents us with the opportunity to not only engage residents in projects to improve our town but also the chance for people of all ages to work side by side with one another and learn about each other’s commitment to our community,” said Palmdale’s Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones.

“In addition to the events we’re hosting, we’re encouraging individuals and groups to create and facilitate their own project in observance of Global Youth Day,” said Jones. “If you register your youth-based project and schedule it between April 1 and May 15, the City of Palmdale will recognize you at an upcoming City Council meeting.”

Registration is required and a waiver must be signed. Registration will be  available online at

The scheduled events include:

  • Graffiti Clean-up Day – April 21
    Registration: 8:30 – 9 am Poncitlán Square Gazebo
    Hosted by: City of Palmdale Public Safety & Community Relations Department
  • Barrel Springs Trail & Arena Clean-up & Landscape Project
    Registration: 8 – 8:30 am  – Barrel Springs Rd. & Sierra Highway
    Hosted by the City of Palmdale Maintenance Department
  • Project Linus Blanket Making/ SAVES Food Drive/Cards for Our Troops  Project
    Drop in: 8 am – 12 noon – Larry Chimbole Cultural Center
    Hosted by South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) & Project Linus.

For more information, please call 661-267-5181.

(Information via press release  from the City of Palmdale.)

  2 comments for “Palmdale to host Global Youth Day activities

  1. Abdul Majeed Askia
    April 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    The community round table is coming together to address youth issues,
    crime,prison recidivism and general issues of concern within the community.
    The idea is to identify the problem,what are the causes as well as
    solutions.Thee are scientific,spiritual,moral and ecomomic explanations
    that provide answers to any given situation. The round table will consist
    of a three part series with various experts addressing the issue they are
    best suited to provide answers.Political,social,spiritual,educational and
    community activist will be at the table.

    sponsors:Pastor Gerry Mitchel/Abdul Majeed Askia/323-945-9589/

  2. Abdul Majeed Askia
    April 5, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Community round table celebrates the efforts to assist youth by appealing
    to the adult, encouraging adults to share their time,wisdom,knowledge and
    understanding with the youth. To go the extra mile by reaching out to others. The adults are those who have the establishments,resources,and the
    ability to pave the way for the youth. Thus, as a public servant for the last twentyfour years here in the Antelope Valley and connecting with
    local youth ministers(Pastor Gerry Mitchel-661-2125464)we are all striving
    to make a difference! It is the adults with the power to make a change
    and pave the way for our

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