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July 3, 2005
On behalf of the Imperial County 4-H clubs we would like to sincerely thank the Brawley Inn for the use of its beautiful new banquet facility. The management and staff were so helpful and made our annual achievement night on June 20 a great success. The Brawley Inn has supported and sponsored many youth programs and we appreciate all they do for the community. KATE ELMORE Corresponding secretary Magnolia 4-H Club
SPORTS
By MICHAEL DUKES | Sports Writer | January 24, 2013
Pablo Cortez, founder of La Gente Boxing Club and the mastermind behind the original Battle of the Badges, will be coordinating the fourth annual When Forces Collide boxing exhibition Saturday, at the Imperial Valley Expo's Casa de Mañana Building. The event will feature a total of 14 bouts - three headlining youth boxers, and the remainder, adults - and of those, four have been labeled as championship bouts. Cortez says they should offer some “interesting matchups.” Contestants are expected to range anywhere from law enforcement officials, MMA fighters, and anyone, frankly, “who dares to step into the ring for a good cause.” “It should be action-packed,” the Brawley-based trainer said.
NEWS
By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | August 20, 2008
Participants in the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program and other similar youth programs run through Imperial County might see their wages increase back to minimum wage. On Tuesday, during the Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors and Sam Couchman, director of the Imperial Valley Workforce Development Office, discussed what youth programs are offered through the county and their pay structure. Recently a change was made in the pay structure that cut participants?
NEWS
May 31, 2001
Former lightweight champion of the world Jorge Ramirez will tangle with Adan Casillas in the main event of the El Centro Police Athletic League's "Explosion in the Desert" on Friday at Ryerson Youth Center. Also scheduled to fight are Augusto Gamez, who will take on Jaime Oseguda. Special appearances will be made by WBO featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, former champion Jorge Paez and Fernando Vargas. Six other bouts are on the card. Gates for the show will open at 6 p.m. with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for ringside and $20 for reserved seating.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 6, 2008
BRAWLEY ? On Friday evening various groups, individuals and businesses were busy decorating their trees for the eighth annual Trees of the Community fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 p.m., and Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Lions Center, 225 A St., in Brawley. Attendees can buy tickets at the door for $5 to win one of the 33 decorated trees. The money raised from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club and the youth programs at Parks and Recreation.
NEWS
September 1, 2001
The Brawley Police Activities League would like to thank one of our biggest sponsors, Del Norte Chevrolet/KIA, for some of its recent contributions to our youth programs. Del Norte Chevrolet and its owner, Mr. Larry Allen, were kind enough to supply the transportation for two recent trips that we were able to take. On Aug. 8, Brawley PAL took 26 kids to Magic Mountain for a day of fun. On Aug. 21 and 22, 2001 Brawley PAL took 25 kids to Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys training camp.
NEWS
November 19, 2001
The Brawley Police Activities League would like to thank the following for their hard work and dedication to making the Fiesta Cultura PAL fund raiser a great success. The following individuals and businesses were instrumental in raising funds to support our youth programs: Brawley Vons-Angie, El Sol Market-Tony Arrellano, Fish Producers, Pacific Aqua Farms-Marv, Valley Fish Farms-Pepe, Sarah and Rudy Gonzalez, J.J. "Wilo" Galvan, Richard "Whisky" Urena, Tommy "Big Dog" Gonzalez, Robert "Reverend" Limon, Carlos "Ouch" Alcantar, Tony "King of Salsa" Verdugo, Jake "Dawg" Encinas, Juan "Stud Boy" Antunez.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Youth recreation programs often make a big difference in the lives of young people. Those programs ? from police athletic leagues to city rec programs to other youth-oriented efforts ? make life a little to a lot better for kids, and the impact is easy to see. Not only do our kids have a chance to have positive role models and to take part in programs that will aid them as they grow, such programs show young people what can happen when they work hard to achieve a goal, whether individually or as part of a team.
SPORTS
November 25, 2006
Imperial PAL junior high wrestling The Imperial Police Athletic League will have registrations for a junior high wrestling team for youths in grades sixth through eighth. Experienced or beginners are encouraged to join. The squad will participate in tournaments. Practices are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every weekday at the Imperial High wrestling room. For more information call Tirso Lara at 427-8050. Youth programs at Jacques ?N Jills Jacques ?N Jills Health Club in El Centro is offering karate lessons for youths.
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SPORTS
By MICHAEL DUKES | Sports Writer | January 24, 2013
Pablo Cortez, founder of La Gente Boxing Club and the mastermind behind the original Battle of the Badges, will be coordinating the fourth annual When Forces Collide boxing exhibition Saturday, at the Imperial Valley Expo's Casa de Mañana Building. The event will feature a total of 14 bouts - three headlining youth boxers, and the remainder, adults - and of those, four have been labeled as championship bouts. Cortez says they should offer some “interesting matchups.” Contestants are expected to range anywhere from law enforcement officials, MMA fighters, and anyone, frankly, “who dares to step into the ring for a good cause.” “It should be action-packed,” the Brawley-based trainer said.
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NEWS
By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Special to this Newspaper | June 18, 2012
A national speaker for youth development, Edward De Jesus, visited the Imperial Valley on Friday as part of a training workshop that students coordinate into their annual award ceremony during the Workforce Investment Act Youth Council's second annual youth summit. “The youth wanted to change it up,” said Diahna Leon of the Imperial County Workforce Development board. Students within Imperial County youth programs were motivated by De Jesus' motivational presentations during previous summits and felt the need to bring his message to the Imperial Valley.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | April 10, 2012
Nonprofit organizations helping Imperial Valley youths can get a boost through $20,000 in grants offered through the Imperial Valley Community Foundation this year. “We're hoping to improve the overall quality of life in the Imperial Valley, and if that can be done by inspiring the next generation, by holding its hand, then that's where we'd like to focus,” foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Bobby Brock said.  The Imperial Valley Community Foundation's Youth Grants Program offers grants to established nonprofit organizations that provide program services to youths ages 14 to 22. Those interested in the grants can find out more at the 2012 Youth Grants Program Workshop for Applicants today and April 18. The nonprofits must offer one or more of specified youth services such as career awareness, sports and mentoring.
NEWS
By Alejandro Davila | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 13, 2011
The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday that gives $2.1 million to the Workforce Development Board for a youth service program.   According to Carlos Contreras, Workforce Development Board interim director, the money will fund two agencies that will case manage youth participants into subsidized employment, work counseling and work training programs. Of the total amount, $800,000 will be used on the operational costs of the agencies. The rest, he said, will fund participants’ stipends.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 2, 2010
The Imperial Valley Community Foundation is seeking proposals to support youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Imperial County. The foundation intends to award grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. No single award will exceed $5,000. This is the second of two years of funding to support local organizations serving youths ages 14-22. Some $10,000 was awarded in 2009, and $20,000 is available for the 2010 Youth Grants Program. The application deadline is 5 p.m. May 28. Notifications and awards will be announced by June 30. An organization may only submit one application.
NEWS
By MARIA ELENA SALINAS | March 15, 2010
This is not the first time I’ve written about the violence in Mexico. Frankly, it’s unfortunate to have to revisit the topic, but some of the latest information I have read has left me flabbergasted. Although the Mexican government prefers to play it down, the violence — especially that which relates to drug trafficking — is out of control. And the ones paying the highest price are the Mexican youth. Reporter Claudia Solera tells the harrowing tale, in an article published in El Heraldo newspaper, of how violence has robbed Mexican youth of their dreams.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 1, 2009
The Imperial Valley Community Foundation presented grants totaling $10,000 to three local nonprofit organizations as part of the foundation?s youth grants program aimed at helping those between the ages of 14 and 22. Mad Drama Club of Calipatria was awarded $4,000 to support a summer theater and arts program. Imperial County Court Appointed Special Advocates received $3,500 to increase the number of Imperial Valley youths that can be served and represented while in the juvenile dependency system as well as supporting CASA staff and volunteer services and trainings.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 6, 2008
BRAWLEY ? On Friday evening various groups, individuals and businesses were busy decorating their trees for the eighth annual Trees of the Community fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 p.m., and Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Lions Center, 225 A St., in Brawley. Attendees can buy tickets at the door for $5 to win one of the 33 decorated trees. The money raised from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club and the youth programs at Parks and Recreation.
NEWS
By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | August 20, 2008
Participants in the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program and other similar youth programs run through Imperial County might see their wages increase back to minimum wage. On Tuesday, during the Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors and Sam Couchman, director of the Imperial Valley Workforce Development Office, discussed what youth programs are offered through the county and their pay structure. Recently a change was made in the pay structure that cut participants?
NEWS
February 12, 2008
On Jan. 25 at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds, the 4-H Youth Development Program held its small animal pre-fair. On behalf of the Star Route 4-H Club, we would like to thank everyone that made this event possible. Thank you to Jeanine Smith and Arianna Hernandez for taking care of the registration. Thanks to Hernandez and the Johnson families for organizing the snack bar and for all of the members that brought something. Thank you to Andrea Williams for providing ?primary member participation goodie bags.
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