Fostering Positive Relationships
Miami Beach PAL
The Miami Beach PAL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing juvenile delinquency and building bonds between cops, kids, and communities. PAL seeks to enrich the lives of at-risk youth by offering recreational and educational programs year-round and hosting events that empower families by providing basic needs such as school supplies before the commencement of the new school year and thanksgiving dinners during the holidays. Many PAL kids have gone on to become lawyers, accountants, fire fighters, doctors, educators, police officers and professional athletes.
Under the leadership of a full-time police officer as Executive Director, and with vital assistance from a volunteer board made up of citizens and local law enforcement officers, PAL offers the youth of the community an array of recreational, athletic and educational activities.
Programs are designed with a two-fold purpose: to create better relations between law enforcement officers and youth, and to prevent juvenile delinquency.
For over 50 years, thousands of youths (ages six to twenty-one) have been involved with PAL programs. In fact, many former PAL participants have become accountants, attorneys, doctors, educators, fire fighters, police officers, and professional athletes.
This RoomFunding Project will go towards their mission to foster positive relationships between youths and law enforcement.
For more information about the Miami Beach PAL, check out www.beachpal.org.