The Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires New York City youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society. "The Best Friend A Kid Can Have"
The Police Athletic League (PAL), founded in 1914, provides a broad spectrum of services to 40,000 children living in challenging neighborhoods in all five boroughs of New York City each year including Afterschool, Summer Day Camp and PAL Playstreets. Our educational, recreational and cultural programs inspire and support children throughout the year.
While PAL is one of New York City’s longest serving youth service organizations providing 35,000 young people with safe and supportive environments afterschool, evenings and weekends, we simply could not make the impact we do throughout New York City without the support of our volunteers. Each year, teams of volunteers lend a hand at special events to support us in our mission. Examples include PAL’s PAL Packs Back-to-School Drive, MLK Jr. Day of Service, PAL Playstreets, Adopt-A-Center, Cultural Day, and PAL’s annual Holiday Party, just to name a few.
I had a great experience in PAL. I get to be with friends and get to laugh with them. When I am at the playground, whatever equipment I was provided I alway made sure the kids had fun. I do always stress to kids to be careful not to talk to strangers. A life lesson that everyone should learn.