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 www.cityofpalmdale.org.
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.)