Eastlake PAL

Cops, Kids, & Community. 

About Eastlake PAL

Eastlake Police Activities League (EPAL)

What is PAL? PAL is also known as E-PAL (Eastlake Police Activities League). PAL was started in 1995 to help in the reduction of Juvenile Crime and Delinquency in the city. It also helps getting kids off the streets and teaching them alternative activities and the wrongs to drugs, violence, and theft. It is about Cops, Kids, and Community coming together.

The Eastlake Police Activities League (EPAL) aims to establish positive relationships among youth, police, and the community at large. E-PAL’s goal is to provide alternatives to gangs, drugs, and other criminal activities through a vast array of programs.

The PAL Center is a fun and safe place for kids ages 10 to 15 can come hang out with friends and enjoy themselves.

It also offers an array of activities for the kids to do. Some examples include: Dodgeball, Kickball, Capture the football, Billiards, Ping Pong, Air hockey, Wii, Movies (Netflix), Etc.

The main goal of E-PAL is to give the kids of the Willoughby-Eastlake School District a SAFE place to hang out with their friends while also being able to teach them leadership skills. Each one of these kids are unique in their own ways and deserve a place where they can embrace that as well.

There is no cost to join Eastlake PAL, although we do require an application to be filed out by a parent/guardian and returned. (DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS FOR THE DANCES, JUST FILL OUT AN EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD WE HAVE HERE AT THE CENTER). Everyone is required to sign in and out of the PAL Center, this allows us to track the center’s attendance and provide for programming while knowing who is at the center and when.

PAL Youth Committee (PYC)

PYC is comprised of boys and girls from 5th through 9th graders. The Youth Committee has a Board with some of its older PYC kids whom help with the bigger projects and make the decisions for the whole PYC like dates for events or outings just for the PYC with the help of a PAL adviser. The PYC is given tasks that help them develop a sense of leadership. They volunteer within the PAL Center like working the front desk, working the Teen Dances, assisting with PAL fundraisers and activities and serves as a youth advisory group to the PAL program. They must also maintain a GPA of a 2.5 or higher in school and stay out of trouble outside of the PAL Center and school.

Questions About EPAL

What is EPAL?

Eastlake Police Activities League is a Non-Profit Youth Organization providing mentoring programs for middle and high school youth in the Willoughby-Eastlake School district.

Where is EPAL Located?

The PAL Center is located at 600 E 349th Street, Eastlake, Ohio 44095. 

Who can come to EPAL?

Any child 10-15 years old that lives in the Willoughby- Eastlake School district.

Is there a cost to join?

No, joining EPAL is free. We do require all members to have a completed membership form filled out by a parent or guardian with emergency information. The application form can be picked up at the PAL Center.

What is there to do at E-PAL and when is it open?

The PAL Center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 until 8pm. There are two pool tables, two foosball tables, two ping pong tables, Wii, air hockey table, Netflix, etc.  and also arts and crafts nights.

What are the EPAL Dances?

Friday nights (during the school year) EPAL has their teen dances. They are only Friday nights DURING the school year. If there is no school, or school gets canceled on a Friday where there is a dance scheduled, the dance would be cancelled as well. Cost is $6 to get in. Dances are from 7-10pm. Lockers cost 25¢ (all purses, coats, hoodies, hats, etc. must be put in a locker).

Are the Dances chaperoned?

Yes. Mrs. Katie and Mr. Kim are both there every dance as well as 8-10 parents/chaperones along with an auxiliary police officer.

Are parents welcome?

YES. We encourage parental involvement at both Dances and the PAL Center, but must be accompanied by a chaperone while visiting.

How do I volunteer?

EPAL is always looking for kid friendly adults to help at both the Dances and at the PAL Center. You can contact Mrs. Katie or Mr. Kim at (440)954-3725 or stop in at the PAL Center and pick up an application.