GIVE through
December 31

Santa Barbara Police Activities League

Organization Mission

The Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL) strives to build positive mentoring relationships between teens, the police department, and members of the community through educational, athletic, cultural, and leadership development programs.

Social Change Project:
SB DRAGG – Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti

A program of PAL, S.B. DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti) provides an alternative to gangs and graffiti through a positive learning opportunity that teaches youth responsibility and respect for others in the unique environment of the automotive industry. Career technical education (CTE) prepares students for the world of work by introducing them to key workplace skills and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. Students develop career-relevant, real-world, 21st-century skills. This program is free of charge to participants.

Going into a program such as DRAGG is something much more different than high school programs. I believe that DRAGG is a unique program brought into the Santa Barbara district. Also it’s fun getting messy and working around cars. Also I look at it as building cars is the “adult” version of legos. Its a good thing that its being taught by people who worked on them for their living. The last thing is that all schools can be brought into DRAGG so its not just Santa Barbara high or San Marcos. It’s available for all high schools at any grade.”

—Angel M, 16, Santa Barbara