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Peer Assistance Leadership


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PAL Advisor Training​​

Click on the following link to register for our fall 2023 Secondary PAL Advisor Training.​

Secondary Advisor​ Training: September 27 - 28, 2023

The fall 2023 Elementary PAL Advisor Training is currently full. 

​Click on the following link to be added to our waiting list.

​Elementary Advisor Training: October 3 - 4, 2023​​​​

Please contact Deirdre Hill, Project Liaison​, at with any questions.



​PAL develops youth leaders who connect with t​heir peers to

create a caring, safe, and supportive school environment for all.​​

The PAL Peer Assistance Leadership Pro​​gram is a school-based, peer-to-peer youth development program for students in grades 4-12 built upon a philosophy of students helping students. The mission of our PAL program is to ​develop youth leaders who connect with their peers to create a caring, safe, and supportive school environment for all. 

PAL peer leaders help build a positive school climate through youth leadership, mentoring, conflict resolution, cross-age teaching, peer helping, service learning, and prevention activities. The PAL program supports skill development in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and problem solving. The program can be implemented as a club, class, or incorporated in to an existing leadership program, where students receive training in the PAL curriculum and plan campus outreach activities.

An effective PAL program can help schools implement many of the researched-based activities that enhance youth engagement and connectedness to school and community, two of the most important protective factors for all types of high risk behaviors.

PAL is a registered trademark of Workers Assistance Program, Inc., and is used under license.

Click here for a list of our Frequently Asked Questions.