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A Closer Look at PAL® Peer Assistance & Leadership

PAL® Peer Assistance & Leadership has been reaching our schools and children since the 1980s.

PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership is an award-winning, Nationally Recognized Evidence-based Prevention Program owned and operated by WAP.  The mission of the PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership program is to empower  young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities through a foundation of peer-helping and service learning.

The PAL® curriculum has been used as a tool to prevent substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and youth violence. Through its dozens of statewide youth and teacher trainings, middle school and high school conferences, PAL® students learn to adapt the power of peer pressure to influence others positively and, ultimately, they make a difference in the lives of others.  PAL® recognizes an innate capacity for social understanding, personal well-being, and community participation within every student. Not only does PAL® address a variety of key youth issues, being a PAL® is also fun and transformational!

Donating to WAP would help sponsor a child or adult who would benefit from attending a PAL® training or conference.  A donation could also help a child or teacher lighten the burden of accessing training materials, like handbooks and manuals.  Please, visit Amplify Austin between March 4th at 7:00pm and 5th at 7:00pm and donate to Workers Assistance Program.