Since 1995, Miami PAL has been providing free after-school programs, summer academic camps, and athletic programs to over 1,000 youths, ages 5-18 who may otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in these activities.
Throughout the years, the program has broadened its scope to include education, mentoring, arts and crafts, dance, music, social services, leadership development, field trips, and most recently the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Miami PAL provides youth with the tools and life skills they need to achieve a successful future.
The Miami Police Athletic League, Inc. is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization
The mission of the Miami Police Athletic League, Inc. (Miami PAL) is to foster a positive relationship between the Miami Police Department and the youth of the City of Miami through educational activities, athletics, and mentorship. Miami PAL offers a safe and healthy environment for its youth, allowing them to develop academically, socially, mentally, and physically, under the supervision of caring Miami PAL staff. Through positive interactions and mentoring, Miami PAL provides the youth with the tools they need in order to achieve a successful future.
The vision of the Miami Police Athletic League is to expand our athletic programs to continue to meet our diverse communities’ needs, enhance our mentoring programs, and increase our youth’s academic intellect by applying new and innovative interdisciplinary approaches.
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Our STEAM program is a result of Chief Jorge Colina's 2018 Chief's Gala, in which Miami PAL was the beneficiary of all funds raised. This helped Miami PAL to introduce the program which focuses on introducing and enhancing skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics for youth age 7-15.
Miami PAL currently has two STEAM after school programs running at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The participants are able to receive homework help and participate in STEAM activities.
Since its inception, the youth have been able to learn concepts such as robotics and coding, as well as participating in field trips that increase their knowledge of the arts.
We are excited for the future as we begin to bring music into the fold at these schools as well.
Teen Leadership Circle
Our Mentoring program began in 2017 as a way to reach youth in the City of Miami between the ages of 13-18 years of age. The goal of the program is to help to mold the minds of teens, providing them with direction, positive role models, and life skills to ensure success as the mentees head into adulthood.
The program has mentees and mentors meet weekly, to discuss several topics including but not limited to: career goals, public speaking, financial literacy, time management, and so much more.
Mentees also have guest speakers come and speak to them, participate in community service projects, enjoy field trips/activities, and so much more. TLC is all about creating a well-rounded individual that will leave a positive impact on their community.
Police Explorer Program
The Police Explorer Program began in the City of Miami in 1979. It has grown since its inception, and now has three posts located in the North, Central, and South Districts of the city.
Our Police Explorer Program is designed for motivated and service-oriented teens who have an interest in the field of law enforcement. Explorers attend weekly meetings where they receive training in all avenues of law enforcement.
As a member of the Police Explorer Program, teens will also work hand-in-hand with police officers on details, participate in community service projects, receive help in their academics, participate in competitions that test their knowledge and skill in law enforcement, and so much more.