The Hollywood Police Activities League, PAL, is a community-based crime prevention program that provides young people (ages 6-17) with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Through interaction with police officers in recreational, educational and athletic activities, young people are given the opportunity to form healthy, positive attitudes towards the police, society and the laws police officers uphold.
PAL is a 501 (c) (3) organization funded entirely by contributions from local individuals, businesses, foundations and grants. We serve hundreds of children and young adults on a weekly basis throughout the year.
Three full-time police officers organize activities, one part-time coordinator oversees the administrative operations of our organization, and between 10 and 15 part-time employees and volunteers work with the youth.
Hollywood PAL’s mission is:
* To provide quality activities for the youth of our community.
* To provide local youth with focus and direction, helping them become responsible citizens.
* To establish positive relationships between youth, police and the community.
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