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Camp PAL

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $993,500)

The Police Athletic League of New Jersey will implement an equestrian youth camp to serve youth ages 11 to 16 from local New Jersey PAL chapters. Youth will receive educational instruction during the youth's stay in camp. The NJ PAL will provide leadership skill training, introduction to ecology, career incentives and team building exercises for the youth. The outcomes of these activities will increase school performance and reduce delinquent behavior.

The purpose of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of New Jersey is to reduce juvenile crime and promote school performance by offering the program to local PAL chapter youth as an incentive for behavior, good grades, and other criteria to be determined. The PAL program will enable youth throughout the State of New Jersey to attend an equestrian-based youth 'Camp PAL.' There are currently 70 local PAL chapters in New Jersey, each servicing a diverse racial, cultural, social, and economic population. PAL also plans to further the leadership skills of youth attendees, and instruct them in areas of good citizenship, peer leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Attendance at Camp PAL will have a tier-based system over a 3-year program cycle. Of the youth participating in the program, 90% must demonstrate a better school attendance rate and a grade point average of 75% or better. The outcomes of these activities will increase school performance and reduce delinquent behavior.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2003