the ydc mentoring program

The Youth Director’s Council (YDC) is open to all boys and girls, ages 11-17 who are enrolled in school.

Our goals are to improve self-esteem, attendance, attitudes, academics, teamwork skills, leadership skills and staying away from risky behaviors. All in all, we strive to help our students become well-rounded leaders. 


All participants sign an agreement to be drug, alcohol and tobacco free.

Weekly meetings/events include topics such as leadership, responsibility, staying in school, furthering their education after high school, community service, doing the right thing, anti-bullying, and anti-drugs. 


YDC meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from Noon – 2:00pm at the PAL facility located in Flamingo Park. Meals are always provided and there is no cost to the children to participate in YDC.

Anyone interested in joining is welcomed to contact Ms. Veizaga at 305-531-5636 ext: 24 or email

(Parents should accompany their child to the first meeting to sign them up).


Note: Please turn in your completed applications to the PAL main office located at 999 11th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 or bring with you on your child's first visit. For your convenience, application may be notarized by Ms. Veizaga, Program Coordinator. 


Need to contact the PAL Nonprofit Office?

305-531-5636 Ext. 24


999 11th Street

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Need to contact PAL Gym?

305-531-5636 Ext. 22

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