Executive Director's Statement
Henrico PAL Friends,
First and foremost, I would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors, donors, volunteers, community partners, board members, staff members and police officers for their continuous support. Based your contributions and commitment, the Henrico Police Athletic League has continued to build positive relationships between Henrico County police officers and the thousands of youths we serve annually. Secondly, on behalf of the Henrico PAL board, staff, and officers, we would like to thank our parents for once again entrusting us with your most treasured possession. At Henrico PAL, we truly believe that our children are society’s most valued commodity.
As a nonprofit, state licensed, evidence-based youth crime prevention program, Henrico PAL remains committed to exposing our youth to the very best programs and services. To share with those new to the Henrico PAL, our core educational curriculums are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Financial Literacy. These comprehensive programs will equip Henrico PAL youth with the prerequisite knowledge to compete in a global world in the future and ensure their vocational and financial success. These curriculums will serve grades K-12 and now incorporated within our After-School Programs, Summer Camps, and Youth Leadership Council.
Previously, one of the carryover imperatives from our current organizational strategic plan was the identification of the resources to build a Henrico PAL Youth and Family Recreation Center in the future. As a result, I am happy to announce that in 2022 through the generosity of Henrico County, your Henrico PAL will take possession of the old Math & Science Innovation Center. This site will serve as our future home, with an expected move in date of May 2023. Steps are currently under way to determine how this property can best be developed to serve as the Henrico PAL Youth and Family Recreation Center; and provide generations of youth an opportunity to learn and play in a state-of-the-art facility in a safe environment. However, our 4 current sites will remain in place within the future to provide the best customer service possible and remain congruent with the high quality expected from Henrico County.
Additionally, it will truly take a village to serve the youth who need it the most. Therefore if you’re interested in serving as a volunteer or would like to partner with us by financially contribute to Henrico PAL, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.henricopal.org To stay updated on the latest news and happenings check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Once again, we sincerely thank you for your support and remember, “Every Kid Needs A PAL”.
Sgt. Kenneth L. Ragland (Retired) Executive Director