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On The Beat | March 2020

Boston PAL wishes everyone good health and positive vibes as we navigate through these interesting times.

As Mayor Walsh said, ” We will get through this together, Boston.” Indeed, we will.

As we take pause during these unsettling days, we wanted to provide a few smiles and feel-good moments from this past month. Take a moment to read “On the Beat“…….highlighting the great community work being done by PAL & BPD!

We are looking forward to seeing these programs and activities back in action in the near future. Until then, be safe and be well!

Volley Against Violence

Boston Police Officers and Boston PAL joined local youth at the Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center to play some tennis and gain some important life skills.

We Belong in the Community

The BPD’s Youth Leadership Program, We Belong, and mentors from the Bureau of Community Engagement, visited with several community leaders in February and BMC Test Kitchen hosted a cooking night!

GROW at the MFA

The girls in GROW (Girls Reflecting Our World) enjoyed the Museum of Fine Arts followed by a youth dialogue and lunch hosted by Wahlburgers!

East Boston Hockey Skills

BPD Officers from District A-7 (East Boston) partnered with the Boston PAL and FMC Ice Sports to coordinate a hockey skills session for young players at the Porazzo Memorial Rink in East Boston. A great time was had by all the enthusiastic skaters.

BFit at the Lydon School

The Boston Bruins Foundation and Boston Police Officers team up to talk teamwork, nutrition and bullying with the youth of West Roxbury.

ACT UP with 5-0

Act Up With 5-0 youth see SpeakEasy’s production of “Passover”. Act Up helps youth dig deep and find ways to express themselves through monologues, scenes & poetry.

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ZUMBA with ME BPD

Zumba with me BPD is a new community based youth initiative focused on creating a supportive safe space for at-risk youth and using dance & exercise as a fun and engaging activity. Everyone was moving!

Learn to Skate Program

Smiles were in high supply and easy to find at the Porrazzo Skating Rink in East Boston at the learn-to-skate program. Milk crates are provided for those who need them.

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