The foundation of PAI is our sports clinics that we use to engage youth and build positive relationships with those who participate. They are comprised of a free two-hour clinic for the at-risk youth we serve, where we bring in volunteers from the local community who encourage the children to participate in the activities. The clinic frequency varies on location and availability. Some of our locations have over ten events a year and other having four events.
We have structured and created clinics that emulate the same format as a paid clinic. Our goal here is to allow children who have not had an opportunity to participate in recreational leagues or camps to have the experience free of charge. The majority of the time, the clinics have college athletes coming out to give back to their community.
At the end of the clinic, we do a trophy ceremony where we hand out awards to children who exhibited the values we were trying to teach such as teamwork, communication, leadership, and encouragement among others.