Auburn Police Activities League (PAL)
The story of Auburn PAL is one that impacts the youth of our community.
As a law enforcement agency, we know that the inner-city area of Auburn is the hub for police calls for service.
In fact, four years of crime data showed us that 23% of all crimes committed by youth offenders in Auburn took place within an area of less than half a square mile. 25% of all police calls for service and 28% of all youth victims were victimized in this same small area.
In an effort to transform these statistics and provide positive experiences for at-risk youth, the Auburn Police Department announced the foundation of the Auburn Police Activities League (PAL).
Auburn's City Council agreed to turn over a vacant building at 24 Chestnut Street, along with 7+ acres of green space, basketball courts and playgrounds for use by Auburn PAL.
The city also agreed to use a portion of our Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) funds to refurbish the building.
The Auburn PAL Center provides educational and athletic activities for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade kids after school and during the summer, not to mention positive interaction with police officers.
Renovations to our PAL Center are finally completed! This has been an incredible community project - and we are humbled by the contributions of materials and labor by our countless community partners.
For information on Auburn PAL, contact Executive Assistant Rita Beaudry by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 207.333.6650 X2052.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE OUR PAL CENTER POSSIBLE!
To VOLUNTEER at the Auburn PAL Center, click HERE to download our volunteer application.
ALL volunteers will be subject to screening and a vigorous and complete background check will be performed by the Auburn Police Department.
PAL CENTER Hours of operation
(WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION)...
Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm.
IMPORTANT: If school is cancelled, the PAL Center will be CLOSED.
For information, call: 333-6650 X2041 or 2042
PAL membership is free and open to any child between the 3rd and 8th grades who lives in Auburn. Kids MUST be enrolled by a parent or guardian to be admitted to the PAL Center. Click HERE for the emergency contact information sheet.
Click HERE for the PAL CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY, MARCH & APRIL.
The PAL Center has fully-screened volunteers as well as adult and youth mentors on hand to supervise and coordinate PAL activities. Parents/guardians should note that the PAL Center is NOT a day care, it is a 'drop-in' center. Members will check in and check out. Once they leave the PAL Center (building), they are no longer under our supervision. This includes the external grounds, sports fields, and playgrounds.
Our Generous PAL Sponsors...We thank our imcredible corporate and community partners!Please click on the logos below to visit sponsor websites
Police Chief Level Sponsor | $5,000
Center Street Dental
Lieutenant Level Sponsors | $1,000
Auburn Housing Authority
Central Maine Community College
Corporal Level Sponsors | $250
Patrol Level Sponsors | $150