The Montclair PAL promotes trust, understanding and respect between youth and the police officers. Such respect is beneficial to the youth, the police officers, the neighborhoods, the business community and community leaders.
To foster and encourage in the youth of our community a spirit of loyalty and faith in the American traditions and institutions, to participate actively in constructive movements and endeavors for the promotion of the interest and general welfare of the youth of the community; to promote the spirit of benevolence, friendship, sociability, goodwill and tolerance among the youth of our community; to cultivate and improve the moral and civic standards of the youth of the community; to provide a safe meeting place where the youth of the community may enjoy educational or social benefits and athletic activities under competent supervision.
The Montclair Police Athletic League was established in 1996, continues its mission through its basketball program, summer camp scholarships, the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), and annual fishing derby. The basketball program consists of four teams, skills development sessions, and summer camp scholarships. The YLC has served as volunteers in the community serving food to the homeless, and collecting and distributing food to the needy.
The Montclair Police Athletic League continues to operate due to the generous donations of our supporters. Donations of time (volunteers) and monetary donations allow us to serve the children of our community. We need and appreciate your continued support.