Pinellas Sheriff to End Largo's PAL Program
The Pinellas County Sheriff's youth PAL program at Rainbow Village in Largo will be discontinued and taken over by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast.
The Pinellas Sheriff's PAL program is undergoing some changes.
Programs at Dunedin Highland Middle School, High Point in Clearwater and Rainbow Village in Largo are moving to the program's centrally-located Lealman complex, according to Marianne Pasha, director of communications at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast will take over youth programming in Dunedin and Rainbow Village. Highpoint Family Services Group will take over in unicorporated Clearwater.
The PAL program, or Police Athletic League, is a volunteer-driven after-school mentoring, sports and tutoring program.
Dunedin City Manager Rob DiSpirito indicated on Dec. 6 that funding for the PAL program was a factor in the Sheriff's decision.
Pasha indicated that the Sheriff plans to issue an official announcement about the staffing adjustments and other changes sometime this week.
To contribute or learn more about to PAL, visit www.pinellascountypal.com.