Sponsor: Natalie Hill
PAL uses students to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities.
PAL recognizes a natural capability for social understanding, personal well-being, and community participation within every student.
PAL nurtures and builds students to help them increase resiliency and build protective factors to help them achieve school and social successes which lead to a productive life.
PAL creates environments in which students participate in creative activities with peers, using decision making, higher order thinking skills, and resiliency building.
PAL students learn to use the power of peer pressure to influence others positively and, ultimately, they make a difference in the lives of others! Positive peer influence is used as an essential strategy for addressing issues like bullying, low achievement, at-risk youth, absenteeism, behavior problems, and other issues.
Not only does PAL address a variety of key youth issues, being a PAL is also fun and transformational!
Additional information regarding the PAL program can be found at the official PAL website, www.palusa.org