MPAL connects cops and kids through free athletic, educational, and enrichment instruction to help kids make the right choices and become productive members of the community.
Connecting Cops & Kids
The Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) is an after school organization that connects cops and kids. MPAL is a 501(c)3 non-profit that is run by a Manchester Police Officer assigned full time to the organization. MPAL offers athletic and enrichment programs including aikido, Ambassadors, boxing, cooking, cross-training, girls empowerment & movement, Futures, juvenile court diversion, skateboarding, and wrestling. The goal of the organization is to provide youth with a safe, positive environment where police officers serve as coaches and mentors. MPAL also relies on a group of dedicated volunteers to provide expert coaching and development opportunities for participants. All programs are 100% free of charge, making them accessible to all youth who want to participate. Learn more about our programs and check out our schedule. See how you can support our mission and the youth we serve here.
MPAL Mission Statement
The Manchester Police Athletic League strives to foster and maintain positive relationships between the youth of the Greater Manchester area and members of the Manchester Police Department. MPAL offers area youth a safe structured environment to help them grow, make the right choices and become productive members of the community.
A community where police officers and youth respect each other and youth challenge themselves to succeed.
MPAL’s Core Values
The home of MPAL is the Michael Briggs Community Center located at 409 Beech St, Manchester, NH. MPAL and the Michael Briggs Community Center were chosen as the 2016 site for Building on Hope, a community organization that collaborates with builders, architects, and designers to provide improvements to the facilities of non-profits.