Desert Museum seeks grants to boost youth offender programs

Local youth offenders recently helped transform an old, Imperial Valley Desert Museum storage into the Activities and Propagation Center, as part of a partnership with the county Probation Department. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE IV DESERT MUSEUM

OCOTILLO — The Imperial Valley Desert Museum has applied for two state grants that, if approved, would help expand its educational and cultural enrichment efforts targeting youth offenders.

Currently, the museum is partnering with the county Probation Department to provide such opportunities to youth housed in juvenile hall and those ordered to perform community work service.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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Joseph Palma

They say the squeezing wheel get the ink. Is so happen that I so humbly threw my monkey wrench into the IVP, way of putting a story on the web and not finishing it. You have to be a subscriber of the newspaper in order to continue reading the article. Well low and behold they send me the article. No words or commercials I must add included in it. Straight from one of the editors desk. Thank You.Now to business. Is a good thing these young people are doing to give back to the community. I was in juvi at the Imperial facility back in 1965. A homie of mines was also there. David ( who is now a pastor) was led out during the week days to work in an air conditioning business. My point is we should reach out to these young people and guide them into a productive site. It builds self esteem into them. Thank You for doing a good job.

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