• Peer Assistance and  Leadership Program


    Peer Assistance and Leadership, PAL® courses utilize the potential of youth to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities. PAL® recognizes an innate capacity for social understanding, personal well-being, and community participation within every student PAL® nurtures and builds capacities to help youth develop protective factors helping them to achieve school and social successes which lead to a productive life.

    PAL® creates environments in which youth participate in productive pursuits with peers, utilizing skills they have learned like cultural competency, effective communication, decision making, higher order thinking skills, and resiliency building. PAL® students learn to change the idea of peer pressure to influence others positively and, ultimately, they make a difference in the lives of others. Positive peer influence is utilized as a central strategy for addressing issues like low achievement, at-risk youth, drop-out prevention, substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy, suicide, absenteeism, behavior problems, and other community issues.
    Pals after ringing the Salvation Army Bell in Waco for Christmas!
Last Modified on January 4, 2017