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EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS 2017-05-26T02:57:13+00:00

Education & Enrichment Programs

The Police Activities League has opened and are operating several Structured Educational & Experiential Youth After-School Enrichment Programs within various Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities’. PAL’s purpose in embarking on such an endeavor is in being able to expand and increase the availability of community based safe, affordable and supervised options for a great many underserved and at-risk youth, as well as, youth that are simply in need of a special and inviting environment who reside within communities’ of need and that are between the ages of seven (7) – seventeen (17) and who would otherwise be unsupervised during the hours of 3:00pm – 7:00pm during the school year.

The PAL program seeks to serve youth who are “latchkey” and/or who may have suspension issues, truancy and school attendance issues, problems with their grades, as well as, serve youth who if not in an after-school program may consider the invitation of gang involvement. This program and its activities will be designed to provide alternatives to high risk behaviors of teen pregnancy, juvenile crime and gang engagement through structured activities and educational assistance during out of school time hours.

However, please note that this program isn’t only for those who are at risk or engaged in troublesome behavior, we also encourage and invite youth who are on a positive track to enroll within our programs, as we also stress and invoke leadership initiatives, college readiness and career development possibilities for those wanting more out of life.

PAL continues to seek out and secure community based agencies from which to partner and operate with, as well as, explore and secure financial proceeds via grants, individual and corporate donations and in-kind support from which to effectively operate this much needed and desired after-school program for our communities’ youth.

Please check back on our web site or contact the PAL Center directly for more up to date information on solidified program locations and sign-up opportunities. Feel free to contact us at (704) 336-2105 Monday – Saturday!

Currently, to be enrolled within our structured educational after-school enrichment programs, you must be or become a current year PAL Member, bring with you a copy of the child’s birth certificate, shot record, most recent report card, proof of income and proof of income. There is a $30.00 after-school registration fee, as well as, a $20.00 weekly participation fee.

The PAL After-school program will be open on most teacher work days, as well as, during some holiday out of school days from 8am – 6pm.

There will be limited transportation available from select community based schools, please inquire to see if your child’s school is one of our approved school pick-up destinations. Please note that we do not provide after-school transportation to the child’s residence.

Unique program deliverables include: Homework assistance, tutorial assistance, reading & math engagement, field trips, recreation, leadership development, community service, mentoring, educational advancement initiatives and so much more.

After-School program locations are currently at:

Greenville Neighborhood Center
1330 Spring Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Bette Rae Thomas Rec.
Center 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28208

Memorial United Methodist Church
4012 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

The PAL dance program is for youth girls or boys ages eight (8) – sixteen (16). The areas of formal dance instruction focuses on Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Gymnastics! The PAL dance program takes place annually from January to July and ends each season with the participants participating in an end of program recital. The enrolled youth engage with very qualified and skilled dance instructors, who teach the basic and intermediate dance fundamentals on a weekly basis.

The PAL STEM Robotics Program is an awesome and engaging program for youth ages nine (9) – seventeen (17). Our committed and engaged staff of volunteers assist the enrolled youth with the basic and intermediate skills associated with learning science, technology, engineering and math. The youth will initially work with Lego Mindstorm Robotic Kits, learning how to program, build and master the various nuisances associated with fully operating this system. Upon satisfactory achievement of learning and fluidly operating the Lego Mindstorm robot, youth will then be able to graduate and progress to working with the enhanced Tetrix Prime Robotic kits. The Tetrix Prime Robotic program is very technical and demands youth to push themselves and be willing to allow themselves to explore and commit to the full learning process.
The program meets each Wednesday during the school year from 6pm – 8pm at the PAL-Greenville Center located at:
1330 Spring Street, Charlotte NC 28206.

The PAL Youth Male Group Mentoring & Leadership Program is a year round program for youth ages ten (10) – seventeen (17). Currently PAL hosts mentoring initiatives at three (3) various site locations:

Mondays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Greenville Neighborhood Center Methodist Church
1330 Spring Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Tuesday’s from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Bette Rae Thomas Rec. Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28208

Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Memorial United Methodist Church
4012 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

The PAL Youth Male Group Mentoring & Leadership Program seeks to engage young men to become future leaders. PAL looks to establish and provide quality mentorship opportunities between Quality & Respected Men and our Youth of Promise, where we will be “Reinforcing the Positive & Exploring the Possible”!

The program will engage youth in the areas of Career Exploration, Substance Abuse Prevention & Education, Conflict Resolution, Social Skills Development, Educational Advancement, Respect of Mind-Body & Family, Community Service Projects, as well as, host a great number of guest speakers and presenters.

To register for this program, please come to the PAL Center located at 1330 Spring Street, Charlotte NC 28206.

Upon becoming a current PAL Member, there is a $10.00 mentoring program registration fee.

The PAL Youth Girl’s Group Mentoring & Leadership Program is a year round program for youth ages ten (10) – seventeen (17). Currently PAL hosts its girls mentoring program at the site location below:

Tuesday’s from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • PAL – Greenville Center
  • 1330 Spring Street
  • Charlotte, NC 28205

The PAL Youth Girl’s Group Mentoring & Leadership Program seeks to engage young girls to become future leaders. PAL looks to establish and provide quality mentorship opportunities between Quality & Respected Women and our Youth of Promise, where we will be “Reinforcing the Positive & Exploring the Possible”!

The program will engage youth in the areas of Career Exploration, Substance Abuse Prevention & Education, Conflict Resolution, Social Skills Development, Educational Advancement, Respect of Mind-Body & Family, Community Service Projects, as well as, host a great number of guest speakers and presenters.

To register for this program, please come to the PAL Center located at:
1330 Spring Street, Charlotte NC 28206.

Upon becoming a current PAL Member, there is a $10.00 mentoring program registration fee.

The Police Activities League conducts an intensive eight (8) week SAT-ACT Prep session for High School youth grades 9th – 12th. The 9th & 10th grade session meets weekly for two (2) hours and the 11th & 12th graders meet weekly for three (3) hours. The course work curriculum followed is via the Princeton Review and entails heavy engagement in Math, Literacy, Science, Writing Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Study Guides, Terminology and so much more! PAL is in the process of announcing the next quarterly program session dates.

To register for each session, you must be or become a current year PAL Member and then there will be a $25.00 program registration fee.
Sessions will take place at the Greenville Neighborhood Center located at 1330 Spring Street, Charlotte NC 28206.
Class size will be limited to ensure full participation and engagement, so register quickly…First Come – First Serve!

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League (PAL) Youth Organization, in an effort to Inspire, Introduce, Educate and connect our communities’ youth with post secondary learning opportunities and options, we conduct college tour visits both within and outside of North Carolina. Some of the colleges or universities visited thus far are: Georgetown University, George Mason University, Howard University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC Central University, NC A&T University, UNC-Greensboro, High Point University, Appalachian State University, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, Hampton University, Virginia Union, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, Claflin University, Johnson C. Smith University, UNC-Charlotte, Queens University, Winthrop University, Davidson College, The Citadel, among so many other schools of higher learning.

The PAL College Tour program is for youth currently enrolled within high school grades 9th – 12th. If you are interested in your child engaging with this great program, please contact PAL at (704) 336-2105. Please note that to attend a tour, you must first be or become a current PAL member.

Our Mission…
“To provide opportunities for the youth of our community that fosters their Leadership and Citizenship skills through Academics, Dedication, Enrichment and Athletics.”