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Local Kids Participate in PAL Day

Photos by Chris Lyons, Police Athletic League of Philadelphia


An all-time high participation of more than 34 youngsters “PAL-ed” around with government officials and experienced life in the workplace in an empowering career-development program, the annual PAL Day at City Hall, Monday.


Pictured (left to right) are some of the local students: PAL students Shiary Polanco, 17, and Daniel Rivera, 16, from Lighthouse PAL in Hunting Park; Destiny Arias, 18, and Angel Mendoza, 17, of Harrowgate PAL; Rodney Whetstone, 16, and Jules Grier, 16, both of the Oxford Circle PAL in Summerdale. The local students were teamed up with City government officials-mentors: City Treasurer Rasheia R. Johnson, City Solicitor Suzi Pedro Tulante, Policy Analyst Nandi O’Connor, Inspector General Amy L. Kurland; Digital Director Stephanie Waters, and Deputy Commerce Director Iola Harper.


Pictured (left to right): Some local PAL students included Kaitlyn Matczak, 17 and Danielle Schulke, 17, both of Tacony PAL; Jalen Watkins, 15, of Oxford PAL in Summerdale; Michael Vidmosko, 16, and Angelina Wainwright, 17, both of Rizzo PAL. The local students were teamed up with City government officials-mentors: Mayor’s Communications Director Lauren Hitt, City Treasurer Rasheia Johnson, City Solicitor Sozi Pedro Tulante, Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement Nina Ahmad, Department of Human Services First Deputy commissioner Jessica Shapiro, Chief Administrative Officer Christine Derenick-Lopez and Youth Commissioner Ricardo Calderon.

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