NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Since 1914, the Police Athletic League has been promoting positive interactions between police officers and the youth of New York City.
More than 100 years later, their mission has not changed.
PAL offers several programs to help kids stay on track, learn, and grow.
KINGSBRIDGE - The NYPD's Police Athletic League hosted a day dedicated to sports and kids Friday.
Around 300 kids from all five boroughs participated in the annual 'PAL Sports Day' event at Van Cortlandt Park.
Bedford-Stuyvesant’s PAL/Wynn Center was the scene of bitter struggle on a recent Friday afternoon, with quarter neither sought nor given as third- and fourth-grade students squared off against one another under the tutelage of International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley.
It's hard to name something that Maurice Ashley hasn't done in the world of chess. He's played, coached, taught, created tournaments, done play-by-play for tournaments and traveled the world, preaching the gospel of his beloved game. Budd Mishkin filed the following One on 1 profile.
Artwork by Bronx children Timisha Laurent and Tyrone Brown were featured in the Police Athletic League’s 2017 calendar which showcases work created by children from PAL centers across the five boroughs.
The Police Athletic League's annual holiday party brought joy to more than 500 children. In this Parenting report, NY1's Shelley Goldberg chats with some of the kids and finds out what they think Santa might want for Christmas this year.
THE BRONX - Some NFL stars laced up their cleats Tuesday for a good cause.
The New York Jets sponsored a PAL Cops and Kids program in conjunction with the NYPD.
The goal of the event at Fordham University was to increase positive relations between police and the community, with a specific focus on youth.
The Police Athletic League expands its offerings in Brooklyn, helping to fulfill a vision of the late District Attorney Ken Thompson. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.