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PALS program offers distance learning support for kids

PALS program offers distance learning support for kids

The City of Lakewood’s Park Alternative Learning Sites (PALS) program offers weekly sessions at three locations to support Lakewood families who have elementary school-aged children in distance learning.

PALS is offered at Boyar Park, Lakewood Youth Center and Mayfair Park Monday through Friday (except designated school holidays) for children in first through fifth grades from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 5 through Jan. 29.

Anyone may register now for the October sessions.

For November sessions, priority registration for Lakewood residents opens Oct. 5 at $130 per week. Tuition assistance is available on a limited basis through the Lakewood Project Shepherd program. Registration for non-residents opens Oct. 12 at $145 per week.

For more details, see the flyer at

PALS offers a safe atmosphere for children to complete their schoolwork and participate in virtual learning while in a group setting of one adult to ten children.

Participants must provide their own laptop or tablet with webcam, but each site will provide ample bandwidth to support all the devices on the network simultaneously.

Face coverings and daily temperature checks are required for safety.

Space is limited. If registration minimum is not met, participants may be transferred to another site.

Visit and enter PALS in the search box to register.

For more information, including applying a 10% sibling discount for a second child, call City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.