League (PAL), Inc. builds partnerships among youth, police and the
community through collaborative programs designed to encourage and
develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in
Albany, New York."
The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL), Inc. is a
prevention program that brings kids and cops together in non-law
enforcement settings. PAL accomplishes its goals by providing numerous
educational, recreational, and athletic programs to more than 4,000
Albany youth each year. PAL seeks to provide a safe haven for the youth
of Albany in their after school hours. PAL kids are offered mentoring
and understanding through the help of Albany Police Officers, PAL
Staff, Community Volunteers, and Interns. PAL is dedicated to providing
kids, especially the most underserved, with the support and skills they
will need to journey towards a brighter future. The kids need our help.
Did you know?
A statewide study released by Fight
Crime: Invest in
Kids, proves that on school days, the prime time for youth crime in New
York State and Albany is from 3 to 6 PM. This is also the peak time for
kids to become victims of violence.
Children who do not take part in after school
programs are more likely to commit crimes, take drugs, and have sex
than children who have adult supervision when school lets out.
Quality after school programs can help reduce
crime and violence, reduce drug use, cut risky behavior like smoking
and alcohol abuse, reduce teen sex and teen pregnancies and boost
school success and the likelihood of high school graduation.