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APD Athletic League to Host Low-Cost Summer Camp

The Atlanta Police Athletic League regularly provides educational and athletic activities to help prevent youth related crime. For more information, visit www.atlantapal.org.

The Atlanta Police Athletic League regularly provides educational and athletic activities to help prevent youth related crime. For more information, visit www.atlantapal.org. Courtesy Atlanta Police Athletic League
The Atlanta Police Athletic League regularly provides educational and athletic activities to help prevent youth related crime. For more information, visit www.atlantapal.org. Courtesy Atlanta Police Athletic League
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The Atlanta Police Athletic League will host a low cost Summer Camp program for Atlanta children ages 8-18. The summer camp will be held June 2 - July 18 at the Anderson Park Facility (120 Anderson Avenue, NW 1154, Atlanta Georgia 30314) and A.D. Williams Center (1154 James Jackson Pkwy, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318).

The Summer Camp application and registration form is available on the home page of AtlantaPAL.org. The camp is open to Atlanta residents only and applications must be turned in with the $20.00 registration fee. Additional requirements include a copy of a valid Georgia State Driver’s License and a copy of a current utility bill.

Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Summer Camp will also include field trips, sporting activities and a weekly reading program. The Summer Camp is looking for adult volunteers during camp hours. Summer Camp applications are due by May 16 and applications can be emailed or dropped off at any PAL center.

The Atlanta Police Athletic League regularly provides educational and athletic activities to help prevent youth related crime. For more information, visit www.atlantapal.org.

The Atlanta Police Athletic League is a juvenile crime prevention force that is dedicated to providing educational and athletic activities for all children 8 to 18 years old. It primarily services high-risk neighborhoods and engage the youth in constructive activities. It surrounds the youth by the positive influences of responsible adults and police officers who volunteer their time as positive role models. 

The Atlanta Police Athletic League is a non-profit public benefit corporation. It's mission is to provide a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential, through partnerships with police and community; utilizing athletics and other programs which are geared to improving the quality of life of its participants. Thus, promoting confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and social principles that will aide them in becoming productive members of society.

The Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) is a nationally recognized youth-oriented crime prevention program that places police officers, community members, and kids together in a controlled and supportive environment. Originally, PAL was created in 1917 by New York City Police Lt. Ed Flynn, who recognized that the youth hanging out on the street corners were craving structure and guidance.

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