The Phoenix Police Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization that addresses unmet capital needs of the City of Phoenix Police Department (PPD), providing financial assistance in crisis situations and recognizing those who protect our communities. The foundation is grateful to have received a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities that will allow the enhancement of youth-based programs sponsored by the PPD.
These programs include the Phoenix Police Department Cadet Program, Police Activities League, Hoops for Hope, and Youth Experience. The Cadet Program provides young adults age 14 to 21 with leadership skills and law enforcement training with an emphasis on the importance of community relationships. The Police Activities League (PAL) brings together police officers and boys and girls through sports and school-related activities. PAL teaches youth the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, and teamwork. Hoops for Hope is a year-round mentorship program for underserved young women. The Youth Experience is a week-long camp held twice in the summer that exposes students entering 7th and 8th grade to what occurs in police work every day and provides the ability to build relationships with police officers.
“This grant is an investment in our future. Today’s teenagers are tomorrow’s leaders. As officers and young people have a chance to work side-by-side, they build a camaraderie that lifts our entire community,” said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.