Over 150 children, ages 8 to 12, from 20 Police Athletic League (PAL) Centers across the five boroughs gather at the NYPD Candidate Assessment Center for the 8th Annual Junior Police Jamboree. The young “recruits” will display projects highlighting leadership qualities and community service during a fair, while members of NYPD demonstrate officer training activities. Following the presentations, youth will take the Junior Police Pledge.
PAL’s Junior Police Club is a leadership development program, whose members work toward the completion of civic projects during PAL’s After School Program. Through partnership with the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Services Section, the program fosters positive relations between youth and police officers, while teaching young people a sense of leadership and a responsibility to give back to their communities.
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE
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 recreations, educational, cultural and social programs. PAL is the official youth agency of the New York Police Department.
Andrea Kotuk, Andrea & Associates – Tel: 1(212) 353-9585
Police Athletic League NYC – Tel: 1(212) 477-9450