The City of Lakeland Police Department - Police Athletic League (PAL) National Mentoring Day took place at Simpson Park Community Center on Saturday April 19, 2014 in the City of Lakeland, Florida. Timothy Abram Senior Director of the Police Athletic League for the Lakeland Police Department and his TEAM Members reach-out to over 700 families and students; providing them with education enrichment programs, food, music and games. Police Athletic League (PAL) National Mentoring Day play a positive and major role on impacting the City of Lakeland North West Community, with a focus aimed on crime prevention. Mr. Tim Abram, Lakeland (PAL) Senior Director - Team mission and commitment is “filling colleges and universities, not prisons.” Mr. Abram also invited Dr. Shandale Terrell Administrative Assistant at Crystal Lake Middle School to be a guest speaker to the youth on the importance of: education, student achieving educational success in school and beyond, self-confidence, staying focus on their educational goals in school, not dropping out of school, informed the youth that athletics is short term - education is long term, getting involved in their after school and summer enrichment programs and giving back to their community in a positive way through community service.
The purpose of the Lakeland Police Athletic League is to foster and encourage in the youth of the community a spirit of loyalty and faith in American traditions and institutions.
PAL Hurricanes Football and Cheer Banquet Saturday Feb 2 at 1:30pm at the Apostle Henry Ross Family Life Center.Guest Speaker, Dr. Fairest
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Among other goals, PAL seeks to promote and safeguard the interests and general welfare of the youth of the community; to instill good health habits, good sportsmanship, and high morals and civic standards in the youth of the community, to help fulfill the need for recreational, educational and social activities that are designed to rehabilitate youthful first-time offenders and prevent their return into the criminal justice system.
The Lakeland PAL is at 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
The club is for boys and girls ages 4 to 17.
Fees are charged per activity.
PAL offers a Golden Eagles baseball program, track and field program, after-school program and a tackle football program.
The club also has a youth directors program for children ages 11 to 17. The club offers community service and field trips.
The club is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday all year long, except holidays.
For more information, contact Tim Abram, or Officer Greg Hardee at (863) 834-2556.
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