Building Character in Young People - 5:17
with Russ Russell, Chief Advancement Officer for Detroit PAL
Posted Feb 20, 2018
Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 12,000 children each year. With roots dating back to 1969, our group works to create safe and supportive places for kids to play. Detroit PAL also trains and certifies more than 1,700 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city’s youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
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