The Craig Fahle Show

Arthur Horwitz, Publisher of The Detroit Jewish News with Tim Richey of Think Detroit PAL

July 9, 2012

Arthur Horwitz, Publisher and Executive Editor of The Detroit Jewish News interviews Tim Richey, CEO of Think Detroit PAL.

Think Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of nearly 10,000 children each year through athletic, and leadership development programs. Formed through a merger of Think Detroit and the Detroit Police Athletic League in 2006, Think Detroit PAL has roots dating back to 1970.

Think Detroit PAL empowers the community by training volunteer coaches and by creating safe places for kids to play. Each year, Think Detroit PAL teaches more than 1,400 caring community members how to be encouraging and effective mentors. Think Detroit PAL has also renovated numerous parks and recreation centers across the city including Maheras-Gentry Park and St. Hedwig Park, transforming them into some of the city’s premier athletic facilities.

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Think Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs.

There are more than 160,000 young people aged 5 to 18 living in Detroit who are not involved in any type of after-school activity. Think Detroit PAL aims to serve one out of every ten Detroit children. Think Detroit PAL runs one of the largest inner-city youth football programs in the country with over 80 teams and 21 organizations.

More than 80 cents of each dollar donated to Think Detroit PAL go directly to our programs. Think Detroit PAL has won local, state and national awards for excellence in management and programming.