YPAL brings kids and volunteers together to interact in a positive manner. By providing positive, worthwhile activities, YPAL provides a workable alternative to gangs and drugs, helping young people become better citizens and students.

Youth involved with YPAL learn to trust and respect peers, adult mentors as well as authority mentors  through participation in programs that teach valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork and responsibility.

The YPAL program benefits the kids that participate, the volunteers/mentors they work with, and the community as a whole by preventing crime before it happens.