“The Police Athletic League of North Miami’s (PAL of North Miami) mission is to cultivate the partnership between parents, schools, the community, and the police department in order to develop productive, active leaders from our communities’ youth.”
Integrity – is doing the RIGHT THING, even when NO ONE is looking.
Respect – thinking and acting in a positive way about others and yourself.
Discipline – holding yourself responsible to a higher standard.
Honesty – being truthful, sincere, and credible.
Commitment – staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.
Leadership – showing others the way to go forward and enabling them to do so by giving them hope regardless of the current situation.
Mentorship – enables PALNM members to reach their highest potential and improve their ability as a valued person.
Bridging the gap between police and the community with the Miami Dolphins Football Unites Program.
National Night Out: North Miami PAL Cadets, Chief, officers and community leaders coming together to celebrate the "superheroes" of the community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk with the Youth Directors Council/Peer Mentoring
PAL of North Miami Boxing Program
After School Help with Homework (H²) Program: H² is held at the PAL Training Facility during the school year. H² is provided Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6pm. Homework assistance is provided in a group setting with individual needs being addressed. Program Assistants, from the local high schools and colleges, help to create a comfortable environment for their peers, while establishing a bond and helping them succeed academically.
The peer mentoring program is an increasingly popular and effective nationally recognized program. Police Officers and our Youth Development Council create lasting bonds through mentoring and community development projects. YDC youth, in turn, use their leadership skills and experiences to mentor younger kids within the program.
We have approximately 30 kids on a daily basis; we open at 8:30 am and run throughout the day until 6:00 pm. The PAL kids are participating in a variety of activities, including:
Boxing (One of the items that the Miami Dolphins are covering with their contribution)
Discussing “topic of the day”:
Lessons on sportsmanship, and
Twice a week we prepare the children for the upcoming school year with math and English tutoring. Junior and senior high school students are tutored by a local college professor. Junior Cadets meet twice a week. They also go on field trips and take part in competitions. (10 of the participating kids have their fees waived, due to financial hardships. These fees are also being covered by the Dolphins.)
PAL of North Miami Boxing teaches self-defense, discipline, and teamwork while getting the boxers in good physical condition. Annual boxing tournaments are held with partner boxing programs throughout the state, increasing student exposure and creating friendly competition for the youth.
Jr. Police Cadets
The Junior Police Cadets program is offered to middle and high school students between the ages of 11 and 18. The Cadet program helps the youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities from within the law enforcement field. Cadets benefit by gaining leadership qualities and career and life skills. Activities include weekly meetings, safety fairs, traffic control lessons, teen court visits, justice-related field trips, and community service events.
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North Miami Police Department
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.