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Leadership Councils is part of the Child Services / Junior Leadership Councils program.
PAL Junior Police Council (After-school)
The PAL Junior Police Council is open to participating youth at every Full-time Center. Members are recruited in the fall, and hold their initiation ceremony during PAL Month in May. The purpose of the Junior Police Council is to help celebrate the agency’s traditions, cultivate a healthy relationship with the New York Police Department, and promote good citizenship. Council members visit local precincts, participate in community service projects, attend crime prevention workshops, and recognize outstanding police officers in each community.
Junior Police Pledge (After-school)
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to the PAL
To obey the law and be a good citizen
To help others and be a loyal friend
To practice good sportsmanship
To respect law enforcement
To tell the truth and do the right thing
To be courageous in the face of adversity
And to strive to be a great leader of tomorrow
Center Youth Advisory Council (Adolescent Services)
The Center Youth Advisory Council consists of eight to ten teens (grades 9-12) at every center that meet weekly. The council begins recruiting its members in November and elects the President in December. The council should not solely be represented by In-Step participants but should also recruit members from the Evening Teen Center. The council should be sponsored by the Adolescent Services Coordinator. The purpose of the council is to increase teen participation at the center by having the teens voice their ideas to the sponsor and center director. The YC will also play an integral role in planning two city-wide special events- Dress for Success and Youth Forum.
PAL Youth Advisory Council (Adolescent Services)
The PAL Youth Advisory Council consists of each President city-wide. The Presidents will meet with the Executive Director and Chief of Programs in the Spring to talk about teen recruitment, sports, specialevents and the youth employment program.