The Police Athletic Activity Center (PAAC)program, which was started in June of 1997, provides positive youth activities for children from Park Forest and surrounding areas for 6 weeks in the summer. The program goal is to provide engaging recreational activities in a safe environment during summer evenings. Police Officers, educators and community volunteers supervise youth participants. Youth who become part of PAAC are also exposed to the principles of fairness, tolerance, teamwork, personal discipline, and self-improvement.
Activities youth partake in include team-building games and sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football, and dodgeball, as well as one day of swimming at the Park Forest Aqua Center.