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Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League’s decades-old history is founded on the principle that the police and the communities they serve both benefit when they have positive and productive relationships with one another.  WPAL has an array of programs and activities that help bridge an often perceived divide between Officers and the neighborhood residents they serve. WPAL’s special connection with nearly 50 local police departments allow Officers to work closely with youth serving as role models, mentors, and positive influences.



WPAL's overarching mentoring programs incorporate elements of positive youth development, provides safe and trusting relationships, proposes healthy messages about life and social behavior, physical fitness, increases positive education outcomes, offering guidance from positive role models.

 The benefits of participating in WPAL'S Mentoring programs are life changing. Mentors and mentees will participate in a variety of activities such as character and leadership development, physical fitness, health and life skills, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and education and career development programs. Discover how we can make a difference in your child's life. 

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Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. WPAL'S mentoring programs have powerful positive effects on young people and welcome like minded adults to join us to continue building positive relationship with KIDS, COPS, & COMMUNITY.

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