A Message from Chief Phillip L. Sanchez
Pasadena Police Department:
The Pasadena Police Department exists to serve the community. The Pasadena Way is the framework of our service and is the common thread bonding us to our community partners and our children. The Police Activities League program allows law enforcement to reach children at a vulnerable, formative age to provide structured after school and summer time activities. Through sports, homework tutoring, computer sciences, culinary arts, mentoring and so much more, we strive to enrich the lives of children and “Encourage Pasadena Area Youth to be Good Citizens through a Partnership with the Pasadena Police Department.” In my youth as an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, I have fond memories of participating in adventurous and educational activities that helped influence and shape my future. I believe youth programs like PAL strongly contribute to the success of our youth and develop a solid foundation for our future leaders.
Thank you for supporting PAL and visiting our PAL website.
Phillip L. Sanchez
Chief of Police
Mission First, People Always
The Board of Directors is tasked with managing PAL’s organizational affairs and fundraising. The board works closely with the Pasadena Police Department and PAL Staff to ensure that PAL’s organizational mission is implemented. The PAL board meets once a month to review and discuss the current status of the PAL program and its finances, and makes managerial level decisions regarding the direction of the program and the expenditure of its funds. The board also coordinates and plans PAL’s fundraising efforts, and explores opportunities for PAL to foster and expand its organizational and institutional partnerships.
The board fundraises year around, with the PAL Golden Badge Awards held each spring as its marquee event. PAL relies on an annual stipend from the Pasadena Police Department for its core daily operations, but the Board’s fundraising is critical to PAL’s ability to offer a diverse array of cultural and academic enrichment programs, expand enrollment, and ensure that PAL’s students are able to participate in unique educational and social activities, field trips, and other experiences that make PAL a special program for Pasadena’s youth.
Board directors are volunteers, comprised of an energetic and compassionate cross section of the community. Their drive to make PAL a positive and impactful youth program is essential to the success and sustainability of the program. PAL’s board members welcome inquiries about PAL, the board, and partnership opportunities.”
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Since its inception, P.A.L. has served over 3000 members throughout the City of Pasadena. In addition since starting the mentoring program, P.A.L. has seen a 42% increase in members' GPA that utilizes the homework assistance through the school year. During the summer, P.A.L. operates on a Budget of $18,000.00 which includes admission to various museums, professional sporting events, amusement parks, as well as transportation and office supplies. The fee for any child to become a member is $40.00 dollars a year. The fee does not begin to cover what the program offers each member, but the overall experience, being able to bond with a police officer and be exposed to things that they possibly could not afford to do because of their family’s economical status is PRICELESS.Funding is provided through various fundraisers and in-kind donations from business owners and private citizens. Individual giving from generous donors is the cornerstone of our organization. We could not do it without you & every little bit helps!
To become a member of the P.A.L. Program, download the P.A.L. Membership Application by clicking the button below.
The PAL Center 960 East Walnut St.
Pasadena CA 91101
207 N Garfield Pasadena, CA 91101
Please call after 2pm
School Year: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Summer: 8:00am - 5:30pm