PAL announces free citywide after-school programs, services

PAL Bronx Children in Chess Program
The Police Athletic League is launching free citywide after-school programs.
Photo courtesy Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League’s (PAL) After-School Programs in the Bronx provide young people in Kindergarten through 8th grade with free high-quality after-school experiences based on a wide range of activities and academics including STEAM and literacy learning, visual and performing arts and physical education.

PAL focuses on social emotional well-being and responds to community needs by fostering exceptional community partnerships including with the NYPD. Young people participate in music, dance, poetry and theater arts to develop and showcase their talents, in addition to taking part in sports while learning about healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Children also benefit from targeted homework help.

“As we embark on our 110th year as an organization, PAL is excited to foster joy, creativity and youth led projects in our After-School programs,” said Meredith Gray, PAL director of program development and partnership.

After-school programs and academic enrichment build confidence in PAL children with project-based learning through STEAM initiatives, including coding, sustainable beehives, hydroponics, dance workshops, chess, tutoring, internships and career development.

PAL’s After-School Programs have open registration from September to June. For more information and to sign up your child in the Bronx, please contact the center in your area:

PAL Bronx School Based Centers:

MS 118 (serving Fordham and Tremont)
Programming for 6th-8th grade
Contact: (347) 862-6694

PS 47 (serving Soundview)
Programming for Kindergarten-5th grade
Contact: (718) 409-4164 x4301

PS 48 (serving Hunts Point)
Programming for Kindergarten-5th grade
Contact: (718) 378-0772

PAL Bronx Community Based Centers:

New South Bronx Center (serving the South Bronx)
Programming for Kindergarten-8th grade
Contact: (718) 991-2589

Webster-Giannone Center (serving Fordham and Tremont)
Programming for Kindergarten-8th grade
Contact: (718) 733-6748 x4402

Founded in 1914, New York City’s Police Athletic League is a nonprofit organization that provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 15,000 children and teens annually. For more information, please visit

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