About the Police Activities League (PAL)
Honor is born out of a desire to serve humanity. With this attitude of service and a desire to aid our youth and community, it is through individual and corporate financial sponsorships, donations partnerships and volunteers, that Jeffrey A. Hood, Executive Director, and a Board of Directors assist the Police Activities League in the realization of its mission. This Charity organization offers the necessary support to enhance the lives of youth and young adults that reside within low-income, underserved Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities. It has proposed to offer adult and youth peer mentoring, structured after-school educational and computer enrichment, structured summer camp programs, substance abuse prevention and education counseling, self-improvement skills, decision-making guidance and team concept awareness.
The History of PAL
Since 1968, the Police Activities League (PAL) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg has been providing supervised athletic programs and educational endeavors for the youth of our community. The Charlotte Police Department has always considered it extremely important to maintain a positive public image among the youth of the community and felt that the most effective way of establishing a rapport with young people was to share in their activities and communicate with them on a one-to-one non-official level. In the on-going expansion of PAL, approximately five (5) years ago, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office join forces with the Charlotte Police Department to provide assistance and service for youth residing within our community. This long standing non-profit organization, based in Charlotte has sought to provide a continuum of support for at-risk youth in targeted low-income neighborhoods across Mecklenburg County.