Medina Police Activities League currently has five after school programs in Medina, Lodi, Spencer and Brunswick serving over 150 children. The officers and volunteers play basketball, dodge ball, kickball, interactive video games and board games with the children ranging in age from 8 to 15. The program also offers a tutoring component to help students complete homework assignments. The MCPAL kids also attended various field trips this year including trips to a Cavaliers basketball game, the Great Lakes Science Center and laser tag at Amazone.
Studies have shown that i f a young person respects a police officer on the ball field, gym or classroom, the youth will likely come to respect the laws that police officers enforce. Such respect is beneficial to the youth, the police officer, the neighborhood, the business community and the community at large.