Perhaps you want to get a PAL® program started, but you are not sure how your school or district will pay for it?

Or, maybe 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 program could possibly be eligible for funding of the following activities:

PAL Student Training

NCLB Title I, Part A Federal, State Compensatory Education, and NCLB Title I Stimulus

  • At Risk Populations
  • Drop Out Prevention
  • Migrant Populations
  • Parent Involvement
  • Promote Leadership and Post-Secondary Education

NCLB Title IV, Part A – Safe and Drug-Free Schools:

  • Drug Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention
  • Bully Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Character Education
  • Parent and Community Involvement
  • Promote Protective Factors, Buffers, and Positive Assets
PAL Student Peer Mentoring

Another common way certified PAL® programs can increase their frequency of student training is by sharing the cost with other schools, school districts, or organizations. For instance, one school will host the training at their location, others join, and they all split the fees. Schools or districts sometimes plan similar activities to lower the cost of attending the annual PAL® conferences such as share buses.

For annual PAL® conferences, there are scholarship opportunities available for PAL® students and teachers to apply for. Also, by leading workshops or volunteering as workshop monitors, registration fees can be reduced.

Fundraisers, school activity funds, and corporate sponsorships are another popular way to cover the registration and travel costs for conferences and student trainings.