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INDY
PAL

Indy PAL is a vital program that ensures youth have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential, regardless of place, race, or identity—designed to address the significant challenges in the relationship between law enforcement and communities, particularly communities of color.

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Led by the Indy Public Safety Foundation in partnership with IMPD's Community Engagement & Outreach Bureau, Indy PAL provides inclusive, engaging programming and opportunities for all youth to reach their potential. Indy PAL has been fostering positive relationships with youth and police for more than 80 years in Indy.

 

The Indy PAL model uses athletics and activities to recruit, engage, and build relationships with youth and families. Participation in sports is the keystone of the program and serves two vital purposes: building relationships between youth and police and teaching vital life skills associated with team-based activities. 

HOW INDY PAL CAN HELP.

Building Trust, Reducing Risk

Indy PAL creates positive interactions and dialogue between youth and police officers, fostering trust and understanding. This can significantly reduce the chances of future involvement with the criminal justice system.

Keeping Streets Safe, Futures Bright

By providing engaging activities and mentorship opportunities, Indy PAL keeps youth off the streets and away from risky behaviors. This allows them to focus on their goals and build positive paths for their future.

Unlocking Potential

Indy PAL supports youth in their educational endeavors, offering tutoring, academic resources, and guidance. We understand that education is key to success and unlocking their full potential.

Inspiring Change

Every child deserves to feel valued and supported. The Indy PAL mentoring program focuses on middle and high school youth and is designed to encourage positive thinking, promote higher education, establish an appreciation for diversity, and reinforce good citizenship.

A Network of Support

Indy PAL connects youth with a network of caring adults, including coaches, mentors, and community members. This network provides encouragement, guidance, and support, helping them navigate life's challenges and make positive choices.

Positive Impact

By building relationships and providing opportunities, Indy PAL empowers young people to make positive changes in their lives and communities. Together, we can create a brighter future for Indianapolis, one youth at a time.

Soccer

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Cheer Dance

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Basketball

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Baseball

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Volleyball

HOW TO GET HELP.

Is your kid a PAL kid? Get involved or sign up to volunteer your time.

Call at 317-327-3187 or drop us an email at indypal@indypsf.org.

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Youth Served

in 2023

40K+

Total Youth Served

1.4K+

Officers Participating

EVERYONE NEEDS A PAL.

The mission of Indy PAL is to provide youth in Indianapolis with the opportunity to participate in athletics,  mentoring, and educational and cultural activities that will reduce crime, provide vital life skills, increase self-esteem, and promote a positive relationship with police. Indy PAL has served and mentored nearly 40,000 of Marion County’s under-appreciated youth population in its history. 

Coach or Mentor

Becoming an Indy PAL coach or mentor is a rewarding way to impact the lives of young people directly. You'll provide them with support, guidance, and encouragement, helping them reach their full potential and build a brighter future.

Corporate Support

Partner with us to sponsor programs, events, or initiatives, aligning your company values with our mission of empowering youth. We also welcome in-kind donations of items like sports equipment, school supplies, and technology devices.

Donate Resources

Your financial donation allows us to provide essential resources like mentorship opportunities, sports equipment, and safe spaces for activities, equipping youth with the tools they need to succeed in school, develop healthy habits, and stay on the right track.

Youth Basketball Team

JOIN US IN BUILDING A SAFER INDIANAPOLIS FOR INDY'S YOUTH. 

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