League of Police Officers Hosts Basketball Program to Save Young Lives

Police Athletic League (PAL) hosts their 2nd Annual Midnight Basketball Program for young boys to engage in positive activities.

Sean Garvey
April 04, 2018 - 3:31 am
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The Police Athletic League (PAL) presents the 2nd Annual Midnight Basketball Program. This special event is calling all boys ages 13 through 17 to participate in a six-week program starting Friday, April 13th and will run every Friday and Saturday night for six full weeks until May 19th. The objective of this program is to reduce juvenile crime by offering engaging activities to young teens. Midnight Basketball will also give local Cobb County police officers a chance to interact with the youth and residents in a safe and constructive environment. 

During the six-week program, participants will take part in each session, including a life skill workshop for 6th to 12th-grade students to learn how to communicate with others effectively without using any form of violence. There will also be a guest speaker present to discuss topics that can help a young teen become a productive citizen. Here are a few topics in which a guest speaker is going to discuss during the first hour of each scheduled meeting. 

  • Ethics
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Discipline
  • Professionalism 
  • Conflict Management 
  • Respect

If you are a parent looking to get your son away from the house and out of trouble, please register online now by going to www.cobbcounty.org/pal. The 2nd Annual Midnight Basketball Program will take place at South Cobb Recreation Center at 875 Six Flags Dr, Austell, GA 30168. For more information and questions contact Alicia Hicks via email at Alicia.hicks@cobbcounty.org