CALLING BRONX TEENS FOR POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE’S TEEN IMPACT CENTERS

Bronx teenagers, ages 14 to 19, can sign up now for the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Teen Impact Centers in the Bronx. Through local partnerships with schools, faith-based institutions and community centers, PAL provides Bronx young people a safe haven to interact with their peers in sports and recreation programs, participate in team-building activities, attend Crime Prevention Workshops and showcase their creative skills in arts workshops. During the week, youth can be found playing basketball, taking part in team-building games and socializing with their friends. In addition, young people participate in monthly rap sessions on crime and drug prevention, conflict resolution, bullying prevention and gang awareness during the Teen Impact Centers’ evening hours. Continue reading

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PAL SMARTS ASSISTS BRONX YOUNGSTERS ON ROAD TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Afterschool, Monday through Friday, Bronx youngsters can be found working on math problems by cutting colored paper into shapes and sizes to visually solve fractions, participating in spelling bees and word games and listening to Billie Holiday songs to learn about how jazz contributes to African-American history at Police Athletic League’s (PAL) After School Programs at PAL’s New South Bronx Center, PAL’s Webster-Giannone Center in Fordham-Tremont and PS 48 in Hunts Point.  Children in first through eighth grades rotate through academic, arts and recreation and wellness programming as part of their weekly routine.  The academic portion, PAL SMARTS, is designed to improve academic achievement by engaging children in educational enrichment activities that enhance school day lessons and are aligned with New York State Education Standards for reading and math. Continue reading

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