Fun, Safe, and Free

PAL Is Proactive Policing Epitomized!

PAL programs help reduce crime in our neighborhoods, promote positive character development, and improve educational outcomes for Philadelphia’s children. Each of our centers provides a safe place and a positive environment for “kids to be kids,” while also being introduced to a multitude of free activities and experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

While learning how to play chess or table tennis, preparing for an exam, or competing in academic or athletic competitions, the relationships forged between Philadelphia children and the Philadelphia Police are special, and a critical component to the future of our city.

All Programs Are Free!

Listed below are some of the many programs available at PAL Centers.
PLEASE NOTE:  The programs vary from center to center so we invite you to stop in and visit your local PAL to see what programs are offered in your neighborhood.



  • Baseball and Softball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Double-Dutch
  • Dance Program
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Junior Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


  • Boys to Men Mentoring
  • Computer Education Program & Computer Labs
  • College and Career Fair
  • PAL Day at City Hall
  • Homework Clubs
  • Literacy Programs
  • PAL Scholarships
  • Positive Images Program
  • Field Trips
  • The PAL Challenge
  • 24 Math Challenge

Special Events & Activities

  • PAL Night at the Phillies
  • PAL Night at the Sixers
  • PAL Day at City Hall
  • Live Entertainment (theater / shows)
  • Billiards – Foosball – Ping-Pong – Table Tennis
  • Clinics – Tours – Exhibitions
  • Chess Clubs
  • Fright Night at Eastern State Prison
  • … and much more!

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