Hampton Roads Police Athletic League (HRPAL)
We are excited to offer our students a new program partnering with the Hampton Roads Police Athletic League.
The Police Athletic League is one of the oldest citizen-building youth programs in the nation. The program builds friendships between law enforcement officers and children within the community and is based on the conviction that young people can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship If reached early enough.
The Hampton Roads PAL (HRPAL) offers year-round and seasonal sports programs, after-school education programs, and summer camps. HRPAL is a non-profit 501(c) (3) youth-serving organization with the cooperative effort of the community and is committed to providing safe and structured activities to the youth of Hampton. The mission of the program is to provide a high-quality and safe environment to youth in grades K-8 through educational, athletic, and social programs while creating a positive relationship between police officers and youth.
Daily, HRPAL employs officers that are highly trained to engage with the students to oversee these programs to ensure safety, competency and order. HRPAL programs and facilities are available to all youth, regardless of their race, religion, or financial situation. Our program utilizes educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth.
The inaugural Hampton Roads Police Athletic League after-school program is located solely at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School. The program provides student youth with a safe environment while participating in a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities. The after-school program encourages its participants to broaden their horizons and focuses on developing positive relationships between police officers and youth while engaging in enriching experiences. Each location is supervised by police officers, PAL Staff, , and college students. After School Program participants will be allowed to register for the 2023 Summer Camp before the general public.
Monthly; we rotate the theme of the program for the young people to concentrate and focus on a particular subject area. Themes can include such topics are; Mental health awareness, social media responsibility, professional development, dining etiquette.