The Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a 501c3 non profit organization that was created to reduce crime and violence amongst youth by engaging police officers in mentorship roles with young people. At PAL we believe that kids deserve a safe place to play and an opportunity to engage in positive, character building activities to enhance their lives.PAL offers an opportunity to interact with kids, parents, and members of the community in a very positive way. Watching police officers helping kids put on their football helmets, showing kids how to perform a jump shot, coaching a kid in volleyball practice, or handing a kid a hot dog during a cook out are just a few examples of the positive way we can interact with kids.PAL has a variety of athletic and non athletic activities available to youth. Football, basketball, volleyball, Summer Fitness Program, Shop with a Cop, Homework Helper, and Waterpark Wednesdays are just a few examples of the types of programming we offer. In coming months we are planning to add soccer, boxing, more youth camp programming, and additional fitness programming to our program.