JaxPAL Teen Leadership Program

We believe that every young person has the potential to thrive in school, the workplace and life, regardless of their life circumstances or barriers they may face.  

The program is designed to empower teens, in grades 8th – 12th, with the social and professional skills needed to become leaders with a powerful vision for their future. Our teens run their own meetings, participate in community service projects and attend leadership workshops and conferences. JaxPAL/JSO officers oversee the program and act as mentors to the teens.

SFAPAL Youth Director’s Council
The JaxPAL Teen Leadership Program follows the State of Florida Police Athletic League (SFAPAL) Youth Director’s Council (YDC) guidelines. Teens who meet the YDC guidelines and requirements earn their spot to attend the annual State of Florida PAL Youth Director’s Conference in Walt Disney World.

JaxPAL has partnered with the University of North Florida (UNF) to provide the gift of education to deserving teens involved in the JaxPAL Teen Leadership Program. Up to four JaxPAL teens could be awarded a needs-based scholarship to UNF annually. To be eligible for the OspreyPAL program, teens must be an active member of the JaxPAL Teen Leadership Program and a junior in high school.


Participate in the Program:
Complete our online participation form and you will be contacted about this opportunity.

Teen Leadership

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We enrolled our children in the JaxPAL program because it has a vision of investing in the lives of the children of Jacksonville. A program of this caliber is second to none. We have gained all the resources JaxPAL has to offer, especially the afterschool tutorials. It alleviates the pressures on the kids. We greatly appreciate the mentorship program. It’s a great experience for the kids. We have seen leadership qualities, independent decision making at their respective ages. They have come to understand what it means to be law-abiding.


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