PAL fosters a culture of trust and respect between the community and the Boston Police Department through programs that promote character development, improve educational outcomes, and reduce crime.
Every gift matters. Help Boston PAL support community initiatives. This year PAL will extend the reach and collective impact of all BPD community programs and help provide the best possible opportunities for Boston’s under-resourced youth to embark on a productive and positive journey in life.
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PAL makes it possible...
“Our 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 the Junior Police Academy to flashlight walks, from book clubs to boxing lessons – Boston youth are interacting with police every day. PAL makes this possible”.
— Commissioner William Gross
PAL supports a broad array of programs and activities that create the opportunity for every demographic of our communities to interact with BPD officers in a positive and constructive manner. PAL currently supports over 40 programs, as well as various activities and events citywide. A few examples of signature PAL programs include: