There are 46 known gangs active in the Lafayette area. Low-income children are more likely than their middle and upper class counterparts to participate in gangs. PALS provides a safe environment for campers with behavioral management services.
3 in 10 qualifying children are at risk of not graduating from high school. Children who participate in PALS are much more likely to graduate high school.
1 in 3 qualifying children are already underweight, affecting neurological and physical growth. PALS teaches campers about proper nutrition and provides breakfast, lunch, and a snack for each camper every day.
1 in 5 families in our Lafayette community are at or below federal poverty guidelines. In partnership with Purdue Federal Credit Union, PALS teaches campers financial literacy and responsibility.