The Santa Barbara Police Activities League (SBPAL) was established in 1999 and is a county wide program which provides outreach to local youth. The program is designed to build relationships between youth, the police department and the community. Last year Santa Barbara PAL was responsible for serving over 1,500 youth.
SBPAL is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. This Program relies heavily on city, state, and national grants, as well as financial support from the community.
Your donation will assist us in implementing new and alternative programming for under-privileged youth in our community as well as maintain current programs which provide much needed direction and helps the child focus on becoming better and more productive citizens.
Santa Barbara Police Activities League (SBPAL) provides quality educational, cultural, and athletic programming for the youth of Santa Barbara in order to foster positive relationships between the police department as well as all members of the community. Officers provide in-field intervention and are present in the community, referring youth in need of guidance to PAL. Since 1999, SBPAL has offered hands-on activities for the youth of the community with a focus on low-income youth at risk of gang violence. SBPAL has grown from serving 50 children to now providing programming and service for 1300 children every year, all at no cost to the local families we serve. Everything we do at PAL is designed to encourage academic achievement, community service, leadership skills, self-esteem, and personal development.