http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2014/04/23/palo-alto-teens-could-get-84000-for-events-programs


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Palo Alto teens could get $84,000 for events, programs

Original post made on Apr 23, 2014

Palo Alto teenagers could soon have more options for fun programs and local engagement after the city's Policy and Services Committee unanimously voted to recommend up to $84,000 for teen programs, events and services on Tuesday night.


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Posted by Love it!
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

I'd love to see these funds also help fund service opportunities for teens in and around Palo Alto. I recently received email from Palo Alto Enjoy about a service opportunity program (Summer of Service) for teens and was very interested until I saw the price tag. $500 for two weeks of volunteer work! Why in the world do parents need to pay to have their kids do volunteer work in the community???

Fund a program that is free to participate, but that teens have to apply for and be interviewed for. I can see wanting to ensure the teens are really there to work, and not just be babysat, but seriously, making parents pay for their kids to do volunteer work is nuts.

Please also provide flexible programs - Camp Jive looks great but $900 for four weeks - we'll be vacationing part of that time so it's not cost effective.

Looking forward to seeing how this money is used.


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Posted by Love it!
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Where did my comment go?


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Posted by C
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

"The bulk of the revenue, $60,000, would be used to hire three hourly teen activity specialists to coordinate events, programs and services."
Does this figure strike anyone else as high? Do we really need 3 'teen activity specialists' when we could ask teens what they think?


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Posted by anon
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm

@C: That sounds like the biggest joke of a consulting job ever