Helping children grow in leadership, teamwork,
sportsmanship and other life skills through PAL programs.
The Police Athletic League provides organized sports and recreation experiences to positively engage the youth of Kansas City. Our programs help children grow in leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and other life skills. The PAL program serves as a constructive alternative to anti-social behavior and boredom during their developmental years and into adulthood.
From basketball to gardening, our programs offer police officers and PAL youth a chance to connect and have a positive influence on one another. Officers serve as volunteer coaches and mentors to our community’s youth. Additionally, older PAL youth play on sport teams with police officers, competing with them, learning from them and fostering meaningful relationships.
PAL youth programs help children develop a positive self-esteem, leadership skills, a sense of belonging, improve school performance, resolve conflict and fill their free time after school.