PAL Parents: Please Sign up for our PAL Remind Here- We will send notifications and reminder for all ouf our PAL activities throughout the year.Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL®)PAL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 13, 2019for the 2019-2020 School YearWe have 21 spots open for interested 5th gradersIf we have more than 21 applicants, we will have a lottery(last year we had over 50 applicants)The PAL® peer assistance leadership program is built upon a philosophy of students helping students. Established in 1980, the PAL program addresses the underlying causes of violence, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use by youth. The program provides participants, opportunities to create a safe and supportive environment and encourage their peers to make healthy life decisions.Youth often seek out their peers when they are experiencing some frustration, worry, or concern. Children and adolescents want to help each other, yet they often do not know how or what to do. PAL's are highly skilled, well trained volunteers interested in helping others. By helping others, peer helpers also increase their own leadership skills and personal development.River School's PAL curriculum focuses on 4 themes:1)Learning about self and cooperation2)Goal Setting3)Communication- Conflict Resolution-Decision Making4)Community ServicePAL students also serve as River School's Student Council.
Last Modified on September 10, 2019