About Our Police Activities League Supporters (PALS)
Providing youth with the opportunity for a healthier, productive life by teaching respect, positive behavior, discipline and understanding.
WHO WE ARE
Helping young become healthy, productive citizens
Our ultimate goal is a community without crime, where children have equal access to opportunity, and where peace officers help drive the community’s vitality.
The Police Activities League Supporters is a youth crime prevention program that relies on educational, athletic, and other recreational activities to cement a bond between police officers and the youth in our community. It is based on the conviction that young people - if they are reached early enough -- can develop strong, positive attitudes towards police officers and the law. Studies have shown that if a young person respects a police officer on the ball field or in the gym, he or she will likely come to respect the laws that police officers enforce. Such respect is beneficial to the young person, the police officer, the neighborhood, and the business community.
The Police Activities League Supporters promotes trust and understanding between young people and police officers by bringing youth under the supervision and constructive influence of dedicated law enforcement professionals. The program also enhances public awareness about the role of police officers, including the reinforcement of responsible values and attitudes taught by parents.
PALS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 volunteer charitable organization operating since 1973 with the Los Angeles Police Department to help youth at risk. Our many volunteers and police officers provided over 1800 hours of service per year. PALS' purpose is to provide a safe environment after school for youth ages 7 to 17. We compete for their attention and loyalty with the negatives of the street. They are provided with the opportunity of a healthier productive life by teaching respect, positive behavior, discipline and understanding.
Our PALS Programs
Mentoring and Tutoring
One-on-one mentorship with local police officers and after school programs with skilled tutors to help with homework.
Athletic Teams and Events
Soccer, baseball, and beyond, kids have a chance to participate in a variety of activities after school. We also host several events during the year including Back to School backpack drive, Halloween, Christmas, and Easter Parties.
Disneyland, Universal Studios, Mountasia, Hurricane Harbor, Getty Museum, California Science Center, to name a few!
Including Tae Kwon Do, Swimming, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, and beyond.
Kids have an opportunity to participate in the Junior Police program.
Holiday Community Assistance
Free gifts distributed to youth at the holidays.
- Be Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself.
VOLUNTEER AT OUR STATION: On average there will be 25 to 30 young people at the center participating in athletics, computer games, table tennis, pool, arts and crafts, and board games. Volunteers and officers oversee the activities and participate with the children. Volunteers and officers are able to give the benefit of their life experiences to young people in their community.
There is a constant need for new volunteers. If you have as little as one hour a week to spend at the center, we will be happy to welcome you into our needed efforts. For more information regarding PALS, please call the West Valley community relations office (CRO) at 818-374-7690.
DONATE: Your generous donation goes directly to kids in your community. Click below to donate directly to the program.
Thank you from all of us at West Valley PALS!
Here are some images from our recent events.