Kids, Cops & Community
In 2016 PAL partnered with over 21 local schools to serve 2,500 youth and teens in Clark County. A troubling population of these youth face real challenges on a daily basis. This is why the Police Activities League is passionately helping them overcome these obstacles, make good choices and have a better tomorrow. Let us show you how we do it.
Every One Counts
PAL is building a better future. By connecting kids, cops, and the community, PAL facilitates a new dialogue with the next generation. We challenge presumptions and promote mentorship—and through this simple connection between real people, lives are changed. There are powerful results when Every One Counts.
Sheriff Chuck Atkins
These Are The Facts
PAL Families Living in Poverty
Poverty is real. PAL targets the most vulnerable kids by focusing our efforts in schools where 67% of the families live below the poverty line.
PAL Kids Living in Single-parent Households
Role-modeling makes a difference. 35% of kids served by PAL come from single-parent families.
Cost to Make a Change
$100 sends two youth to a PAL summer camp
How PAL Works
The Police Activities League is a community organization focused on making a positive impact on the lives of "at-risk" youth in our community. The key to change for these children and their families is to provide those character building qualities that help encourage quality character and positive development through our sports, academics and recreation/mentoring programs.
Sports build character and good lifelong habits in young people. Through sports leagues and teaching healthy habits, we foster healthy bodies and minds.
Learning to become an active member of society begins with literacy and educational opportunities. PAL has programs to address the needs of kids.
RECREATION + MENTORING
PAL has great selection of exciting and engaging recreation programs to target those needing positive leadership and use the opportunity to connect with them.
By connecting cops and kids through PAL programs, the community benefits as well as the youth. The National PAL organization provides numbers indicating the positive impact our programs have made on the lives of youth in our community
Drop in Crime
Reduction of juvenile-related crimes and victimizations.
Reduction in Juvenile Arrests
Drop in juvenile arrests among PAL participants
Fewer Crime Victims
Reduction in the number of juveniles as victims of crime once they became involved with PAL
Better Grade Performance
Studies show that academic performances by PAL youth have improved by as much as 28%.