Leadership Programs

Youth Safe Haven

Staff photo by William Wrobel Nashua's Police Athletic League boxing gym located on Ash St. in Nashua Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Centered in the heart of Nashua’s “Tree Streets” (52 Ash Street), the Youth Safe Haven is open to youth 7 – 18 years of age. With unlimited programming, center staff & volunteers start everyday with homework.

Free membership is offered to any child that is in school, being positive in the community and at home, and ready to be an active member of their community.

The building hosts; Game Room, Library, Homework Club, Computer Lab, Cooking Class, Craft Room, Field Trips, and much, much more!



Pay It Forward – Community Garden and Rail Trail

(Community Garden is Located on the Rail Trail Between Ash Street and Vine Street)


Bringing positive energy into our neighborhoods is our specialty!

Projects include: community gardens, youth led upkeep days, city wide clean-ups, murals, graffiti removal…and so much more!

Young people that invest in their community, learn real life skills that strengthen the neighborhood and themselves. Youth, adults, community members… green thumbs or not! ALL ARE WELCOME. If you have an interest in this program, please contact us.





 PAL Victory Academy

Victory Academy

In partnership with Velocity Performance, youth learn leadership skills to equipped them for success! This annual event inspires more than 200 youth, teaching them leadership skills that they can put to work among their peers, at home, and in their community.

Outfitted with the proper skills, our young citizens will be the leaders of tomorrow.





Police Explorers

Police Explorers

PAL Explorers began in 2012 and has fostered over 50 youth, providing them with the skills to protect and serve our community. Today, we continue to grow as we recruit mature young adults with an interest in Law Enforcement. We place an emphasis on hands on learning and try and provide the most realistic education possible to the youth in the program.

Explorers learn about various topics in Law Enforcement ranging from Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Law, Domestic Violence Laws, Motor Vehicle Stops, Building Searches, Search and Handcuffing Techniques, and much more.






12794401_10153989978753377_5873196339883630960_nDesigned for young girls, Believe empowers young females to do just that, “Believe”.

Based within the PAL Youth Safe Haven, in a community neighborhood where more than 51% of homes are led by females, this program leads intentional conversation about topics specific to girls and young women. Led by females, this group learns about female leaders in their community, engages in group activities, and works together to inspire each other and themselves.