The Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a 501c3 non profit organization devoted to reducing juvenile crime and violence by using police officers and community members as coaches and mentors for inner city youth. PAL is based on the philosophy that when given a choice kids will choose to participate in positive character building activities instead of committing crimes. At PAL we believe every kid deserves a safe place to play.
PAL offers youth a range of services free of charge. We do not want any of our youth to feel the stigma of not being able to participate because their family cannot afford to pay. Our research has shown that charging even a small amount of money to participate can limit participation. All PAL programming is paid for through fundraising and donations.
PAL is a very diverse organization with 90% of our youth being children of color including, African American, Hispanic, Hmong, Native American, Somali, and more. Many of these children come from families that live well below the poverty line.
Mission: To reducing juvenile crime and violence by using police officers and community members as coaches and mentors for inner city youth.
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