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For Adults

“A teacher affects eternity:
he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry Adams

As a person that works with youth, you have the power and the amazing opportunity to make an ineffable difference in your community and in the world at large! There’s no way to measure the reach of the positive influence you can play in a young person’s life. Teaching is one of the most important but also one of the most challenging jobs in today’s world.

This evidence-based, NREPP recognized and TEA accredited innovative course helps address some of the issues in today’s schools such as:

  • low achievement
  • bullying
  • at-­risk youth
  • drop-­out prevention
  • substance abuse prevention
  • teen pregnancy
  • suicide
  • absenteeism
  • behavior problems
  • other community issues

Empowering the leaders of tomorrow with PAL® helps to create environments in which youth participate in productive pursuits with peers, utilizing skills they learn 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.

In addition to the classroom format, it is also possible for adults to employ the versatile PAL® program in their communities through a club format. Whether it’s in the classroom or as a club, the adult who will be implementing this program MUST go through their Initial Adult Training through PAL® in order to stay in fidelity with the curriculum. To see when the next training is scheduled in Austin, Texas please go here. To bring us to you, please contact us: 800-522-0550. For pricing on trainings and curricula, click here.

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Materials

Whether implementing PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership in the classroom or as a club, the adult who will be implementing this program MUST go through their Initial Adult Training through PAL® in order to maintain fidelity with the curriculum. To see when the next training is scheduled in Round Rock, Texas please go here. To …

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PAL® Sponsor FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: I am unfamiliar with PAL®. What are the benefits of PAL® to my students and community? My school is interested in implementing PAL®? How do we do this? We just implemented PAL® at my school. What is next? Why do I need to get trained in PAL® to teach it? How long …

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Resources

For Teachers: National Association of Peer Program Professionals: http://www.peerprogramprofessionals.org The Search Institute: http://www.search-institute.org Generator School Network: https://gsn.nylc.org/home Stop Bullying:  http://www.stopbullying.gov Taking It Global: https://www.tigweb.org Texas Department of Education: http://tea.texas.gov Health and Safety for Teens: http://www.newbaltimoredentistry.com/health-safety-and-wellness-for-teens/   For Students: Taking It Global: https://www.tigweb.org Youth Service America: http://www.ysa.org Global Youth Service Day: http://www.gysd.org/about Federal Student Aid (find and apply for scholarships): https://studentaid.ed.gov Stop Bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov    

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Trainer of Trainers Opportunities

There are upcoming opportunities to get trained to become a Trainer of Trainers (TOT) in PAL® for currently certified PAL® Teachers! One benefits to becoming a Trainer of Trainers in the PAL® curriculum is that you can join our network of certified TOTs and train incoming, new teachers! The guidelines for obtaining this certification are …

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How to Fund

Perhaps you want to get a PAL® program started, but you are not sure how your school or district will pay for it? Or perhaps you think a PAL® Student Training or Conference would be really beneficial to your already thriving PAL® program, but can’t seem to find a way to cover the costs? Your …

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