Since 1959, thousands of San Francisco youth have participated in PAL activities – kids on every block and every zip code have benefited from the dedication of volunteer adult mentors and role models. From a meager beginning and a handful of kids, SFPAL currently serves almost 1,200 youth annually with the help of over 100 civilians, police volunteer coaches, and mentors through a variety of sports and leadership activities. While many of our volunteers are parent coaches, a significant portion of our volunteers are PAL Alumni themselves who benefited from the program in their youth and choose to give back to the youth in their community with their time, energy, and commitment. Read More…
SFPAL 49ers Prep Flag Football
Our 49ers PREP flag football, is brought to us by the San Francisco 49ers Foundation and in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park’s Department.
SFPAL 49ers Football
Football is available for boys and girls ages 7-12. While registration begins in April, the season does not officially start until August 1st. The program is partnered with the San Francisco 49ers and associated with Peninsula Pop Warner and Pop Warner Nationals.
SFPAL 49ers Cheerleading
Cheer and Dance are available for girls and boys ages 5-11. While registration begins in April, the season does not officially start until August 1st. The program is partnered with the San Francisco 49ers and associated with Peninsula Pop Warner and Pop Warner Nationals.
Our Girls Basketball program, in partnership with the Academy of Art University, focuses on teaching kids the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and structured environment.
Our newest program, Boys Basketball, in partnership with the Academy of Art University focuses on teaching kids the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and structured environment.
Law Enforcement Cadets
The Law Enforcement Cadet Program is a collaborative effort of SFPAL and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Since 1959 the PAL Cadet Program has provided opportunities for growth, leadership, and career experiences for thousands of San Francisco youth
Jiu Jitsu is a contact and physical sport. Throwing and joint locks are all part of the sport. While under the instructor’s guidance, youngsters advance in belt degree as they master the techniques of Jiu jitsu.
Sgt. Herbert Lee Fishing
A special Thanks to the Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association, Wipe Out Bar & Grill, Alcatraz Cruises LLC., Pier 39, Blue & Gold Fleet, and the Port of San Francisco for sponsoring the SFPAL Fishing Program. With their support, we were …
A special Thanks to the Archdiocese of San Francisco for sponsoring the SFPAL Chess Program. With their support, we were able to provide another free program to our San Francisco youth.
A special Thank you to the Academy of Art University for sponsoring our new art program. With their support we were able to provide another program, teaching kids the elements of design and principles of art.
A special Thank you to CrossFit Potrero Hill for sponsoring our new CrossFit program. With their support we were able to provide another program, teaching kids the CrossFit methodology of health and fitness.