Atlanta PAL

Atlanta PAL is a nonprofit charitable 501-(c)(3) organization established in 1983 as a community partnership between the Atlanta Police Department (APD), NPU’s, community investors and business associations. PAL serves youths 8-18 years of age by implementing constructive, carefully planned athletic and academic activities aimed at teaching moral, civic, academic, and social principles to at-risk youths in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Atlanta PAL mission is to provide a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential through partnership with police and the community. PAL utilizes athletics, activities and other programming geared towards improving quality of life for our youth participants by promoting confidence, self esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement and social principles with the goal of aiding them in becoming nurturing, productive members of society.
The Atlanta PAL program is a youth crime prevention initiative that includes recreational, athletic and educational activities with the goal of building positive relationships between police officers, young people and the community. PAL believes when a child respects a police officer on the ball field or in the gym, he or she will come to respect the laws that police officers enforce, therefore benefitting all. PAL’s primary philosophy of “crime prevention through recreation” establishes and reiterates the PAL core values of fair play and good sportsmanship.

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