PAL

Engaging Cops & Kids to Build a Better Boston

Boston PAL is dedicated to promoting positive relationships between the community and law enforcement.  We support programs and initiatives that IMPACT, INSPIRE and EMPOWER our youth and guide them towards a successful future.

Meet the PAL Marathon 2023 Team

Michelle Zeidonis, Children’s Hospital nutritionist, Jennifer Patterson, law enforcement advocate and Officer spouse, and Stephen Ramunno, Everett Police and Youth Resource Officer, are deep in training and fundraising for the 127th Boston Marathon. 

Meet our runners and support their efforts below! 

Support Boston youth and community engagement through our Marathon runners!

Building Trust. Changing Lives

PAL is building trust and changing lives. By supporting empowering youth development programs and inspiring mentorship initiatives, we are providing life-changing opportunities and helping to build a better Boston!

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Strategic Engagement Partners

PAL's programs operate throughout all Boston neighborhoods. Thousands of children and young people benefit each year from PAL resources. From youth/police dialogues to basketball games, from Junior Police Academy to flashlight walks, from book clubs to boxing lessons - Boston youth are interacting with police every day. PAL makes this possible.

The Unity Basketball Program gives the State Police and our partner organizations the opportunity to invest in the future of our young people by strengthening relationships between Troopers, youth players, and the surrounding communities. This important investment of resources and time and the constructive interaction with the players will reap important benefits, including the understanding of the common ground, common values, and common goals shared by law enforcement officers and community members alike.

2022 Youth Programs

Explore PAL Programs & Initiatives

In partnership with the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department,  and other local law enforcement agencies, PAL provides sports, recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs, for boys and girls of all ages, with an emphasis on promoting character development, improving educational outcomes, and reducing crime. PAL also provides direct support of community initiatives and citywide family and senior engagement events.

IMPACT

T.E.A.M. Unity Basketball impacts youth through building trust, teamwork and court skills

INSPIRE

Act-Up helps kids heal trauma through art and inspires youth to be their truth.

EMPOWER

GROW boosts resilience and life skills to give girls more opportunity and hope for better future

ENGAGE & EDUCATE

Junior Police Academy summer camp engages youth through social and STEAM experiences

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Signature Programs

Program Highlights

Back to Their Future

Thanks to the support of community partners and PAL Board members, Boston youth engagement and experiential learning continues to help our youth get Back to

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