The Hartford Police Activities League (PAL) is a non-profit unit with the Hartford Police Department which is committed to improving the lives of inner city youth through recreational activities and educational programs that offer an alternative to violence, gang membership, truancy and substance abuse. PAL promotes the positive relationships between the inner city youth and the members of the Hartford Police Department by providing positive alternatives to life’s choices and mentoring. Our programs incorporate well-versed officers that are knowledgeable and committed to being positive role models and other reputable volunteers. The PAL program teaches its youth the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork and other valuable life skills that breed success.
All programs are free to the youth we serve and include a snack and meal which varies according to program length. Programs run Monday through Thursday with Homework Hour from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and nightly activities run from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Our goal is equip our youth with the skills they need to function in our society as contributing citizen. PAL also offers its youth exposure to the many resources available to them. Our programs consist of many different facets, which include:
Click here to download the PAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Each Youth applicant must complete and return an application and youth rules form before attending any of our programs. Applications are accepted via email and in-person at the PAL facility. Any agency and/or school requesting PAL participation must complete and return a request. Requests are accepted via email and in-person at the PAL facility.
HARTFORD PAL gladly accepts donations year-round to contribute to on-going programming.
For more information, please visit the PAL webiste at hartfordpal.org
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103