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From 2000 to the present, PAL enhanced its programs and launched innovative ways to help New York City youth. After school and summer programs focus on academic achievement, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities help children develop vital skills. In 2004, PAL started Youth Link, a program focused on young people who are involved in the juvenile justice system. A few years later, RISE was launched to serve 16 to 21 year olds who are released from  Riker's  Island. In 2014 PAL's Centennial celebrated a major milestone in the history of the agency and New York City. Today, PAL programs continue to meet the ever-changing needs of inner city youth with new initiatives, services and programs.