How to help get a PAL® program at your school
The normal way a PAL® program is implemented into a school or district is that a school administrator contacts PAL®, registers for the Initial Adult Training, and purchases the curriculum to run the program.
If you are interested in getting a PAL® program at your school, you should schedule a meeting with a teacher or principal to inform them about the PAL® program.
You can find a lot of info about the value of PAL® here on our website.
How to prepare to apply to be a PAL®
There is usually a solicitation, nomination or application, and screening process to becoming a PAL®. Every school’s processes is different.
Student selections are often based on criteria and characteristics such as:
- concern for the welfare of others
- ability to listen to and understand others
- dependability and responsibility
- the potential for leadership
- models positive character traits
We recommend you getting involved in your community and start volunteering if you are interested in applying to become a PAL® at your school.
We also advise to get teacher recommendations to join your school’s PAL® program, so be active and engaged in your classes in order to build relationships with your teachers.