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