The Police Athletic League (PAL) is New York City's largest nonprofit, independent youth organization. Founded in 1914, PAL provides 70,000 New York City boys and girls each year with recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs. PAL provides after-school programs at full-time and part-time locations throughout the city. Programs include homework help, sports, arts and crafts, music, and dance. Hours and days of operation vary for each location.