PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership is an award-winning, Nationally Recognized Evidence-Based Prevention Program owned and operated by the non-profit organization, Workers Assistance Program, Inc. (WAP).
The mission of the PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership program is to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities.
PAL® courses use 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 increase resiliency and build protective factors to help them achieve school and social successes which lead to a productive life.
A versatile course, PAL® creates environments in which youth participate in productive pursuits with peers, using decision making, higher order thinking skills, and resiliency building.
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! Positive peer influence is utilized as a central strategy for addressing issues like bullying, low achievement, at-risk youth, drop-out prevention, substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy, suicide, absenteeism, behavior problems, and other community issues.
Not only does PAL® address a variety of key youth issues, being a PAL® is also fun and transformational!
This curriculum must be implemented by an adult who has been trained and certified through PAL® in order to keep fidelity to the curriculum. For more information on PAL®, feel free to explore our website or call us at 1-800-522-0550.
PAL® is a Professional Service of Workers Assistance Program, Inc. (WAP). To learn more about other ways WAP is working, “To Create Better Workplaces, Schools & Communities,” please go to: http://www.workersassistance.com/