Santa Monica Police Activities League
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Santa Monica PAL firmly believes that all youth are assets to our community. PAL's programs and activities are used as a vehicle to help youth develop skills that build self-esteem and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Santa Monica PAL is a public-private partnership operated by the City of Santa Monica. PAL is a 501(c)3 corporation with a non-profit Board of Directors. PAL is an after school program that provides educational, cultural, fitness and recreational programs for youth ages 6–17 years. PAL is a unique community organization that fosters trust between youth and the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department.
The PAL Youth Center located at 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 has an abundance of enrichment and recreational classes such as homework assistance, computers, reading, college preparation, biking, culinary arts, creative dramatics, arts & crafts, dance and basketball.
The PAL Fitness Gym located in the Park Center at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404 also has an array of fitness classes including karate, boxing, weight training, dancing, and open gym workouts. Excursions and special events are also included in the many PAL activities at both sites.
Staff for the PAL program come from the Community and Cultural Services and Santa Monica Police Departments. Coaches and instructors for programming come from community members who volunteer their time. The PAL Youth Center located at 1401 Olympic Blvd., is open Monday through Friday, Noon–8:30 PM. The PAL Fitness Gym is located at 2200 Virginia Ave., is open Monday through Friday, Noon–8:00 PM.