The Police Activities League discourages the use of drugs as being wholly inconsistent with the teaching of the Martial Arts. Principles of physical fitness and health are taught to all students. Non-violence is stressed above all things. Students are taught to avoid physical conflict, unless involved in a life threatening situation. From our experience the motivation, discipline and self-confidence taught to students transfers directly to their school environment.
Martial Arts require consistency and commitment that has to come from within ones self. All children are blessed with some type of consistency in their life either at home or school. We take what that child already has and enrich it with consistent positive support from their peers, training and motivation. We provide that “other family”. Youngsters with a positive family environment rather than the negative, such as "Gangs through the Police Activities League Martial Arts Program, a child can become a part of a positive team and learn valuable life skills. We encourage good grades and positive behavior in school.