Peer Assistance & Leadership
2021 Grant McKee & Robert Caldwell
Service & Leadership Scholarship Recipients
PAL builds resiliency and resources through teen training, mentoring, conflict resolution, cross-age teaching, peer assistance leadership skills, youth leadership programs, service learning, and community prevention activities.
The programs provide effective training in “resiliency” strategies and combats problems such as:
- violence in schools
- drug abuse
- teen pregnancy
- gang participation
- school dropouts
This provides a critical line of defense both at school and in the home.
The PAL program’s over-arching goal is to help teens to become involved in their community and acquire valuable life skills through leadership and service learning opportunities.