PALS (Peer Assistance, Leadership, and Service) is a class and leadership program where students who demonstrate exceptional maturity, initiative, and kindness are nominated by teachers to apply and complete the interview process in order to be considered.

 

In PALS, junior and senior students are trained in the skills needed to mentor elementary school students who are faced with academic, social, and/or personal problems. We then use those skills when we travel to four of our feeder elementary schools twice a week during 2nd period to work with their students on a one-on-one basis. We spend the year mentoring and being a friend to students who need a positive influence in their lives. 

 

Note: As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the PALS this year were unable to travel to the elementary schools and instead focused on working with students at Bowie through a new student orientation, freshmen outreach, "Lunch Connections," a Secret PALS activity for the teachers, the Cameras On Campaign, and assisting the Student Council with community service on campus. There is no guarantee that we will be able to travel to the elementary schools during the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Contact: alejandro.a.garcia@austinisd.org