EVENT: POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE’S JUNIOR POLICE JAMBOREE
Over 300 Junior Police participants, ages 8 to 13, from Police Athletic League (PAL) Centers across the five boroughs gather for the Annual Junior Police Jamboree. The young “recruits” will complete drills with NYPD officers and demonstrate what they have learned about safety, community, service, leadership, team building and building relationships. NYPD’s Ceremonial Unit, Community Affairs Bureau and Liaison Officers initiate PAL’s Junior Police members and the young people 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, 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.
DATE: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: PAL Edward Byrne Center
116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens
Seth Pamperin 646-276-2450, Dana Wheeler 646-799-8300
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 30,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.
CONTACT: Andrea Kotuk/Andrea & Associates/(212) 353-9585