Brooklyn Youngsters Performed Award-Winning Poems At Police Athletic League's Annual Poetry Jam

On May 20, 2016, 27 Police Athletic League (PAL) children from all five boroughs gathered at Affirmation Arts, 523 West 37th Street in Manhattan, to showcase their spoken word creations to friends, family and PAL staff at PAL’s Annual Poetry Jam.  Students from PAL’s Breukelen Cornerstone Center and IS 218 Beacon Center worked on their poems at the PAL ARTS After School Program.

Brooklyn winners included fifth grader Dalicia Frazier McKiever from Breukelen Cornerstone Center and seventh grader Dalton Small from IS 218 Beacon Center.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 35,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit

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The Police Athletic League (PAL) is New York City’s largest, nonprofit, independent youth organization. Founded in 1914, PAL serves 30,000 New York City boys and girls each year with recreational, educational, cultural and social programs. PAL is the official youth agency of the New York Police Department.



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