PALS is designed to provide daily service learning opportunities, teach leadership skills, increase self-esteem and personal development, develop conflict resolution skills, learn peer mediation, enhance public speaking ability, and most of all students learn to show empathy, tolerance, and respect for others. PALS is open to all students including those who have either witnessed or experienced bullying at any point in there lives. Students participate in activities such as writing and producing public service announcements, roleplaying how to positively react to different bullying scenarios, financial literacy, nutrition and more.
VOLUNTEER AT PALS
Outdoor activities, role-playing, open discussions, art therapy etc., there are many ways you can make a real difference this Summer. We encourage you to check the schedule and sign up. Questions? contact 786.282.0035
HOUSING + FOOD $400
Our goal is to host 100 students at PALS and we have 30 more students who need your support. It's not too late to give the gift of leadership and self-esteem. Your donation is tax-deductible and the payoff is immediate. All donors will be invited to a special event held during PALS, at FIU on Thursday, June 25, for a special surprise hosted by the students, NVEEE and CityBash Groupfrom 6pm-9pm.
ONLY 20 SPACES LEFT
It's not too late to register for this life changing event. Don't let money stand in your way. We may have a sponsor willing to help support your efforts. You don't want to miss this. Don't take our word for it. Read the schedule and watch some of the videos from past attendees. Visit www.nveee.org/pals2015
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
GRADUATES FROM PALS 2014
YOUR SPONSORSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Vanisha (Sasha) Palanivel is one impressive young lady and we are excited to have her back this year. In 2014 she attended PALS as a delegated and in 2015 she has been promoted to Jr. Staff Leader. Even though she has accomplished so much in 4 years of high school, she admits that learning to have empathy for others and the leadership skills she gained, was the most rewarding part of high school. Sasha had undefeated season in debate 2013-2015. State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking 2014-2015. Received a Scholastic Award as well as a Community Service award.
"THINGS DO GET BETTER"
Jenna Mannix participated in PALS 2014 as a delegate and this year she was promoted to be on NVEEE's Youth Advisory Council. These are ultimately the students who plan PALS and other youth driven activities.
"I learned to stand up for myself and others no matter the situation, and that whatever you might be going through, you're not going through it alone." - Jenna Mannix
Rhiannon Winch came all the way from Colorado to participate in PALS as a delegate. She was since promoted to become a Jr. Staff leader at PALS 2015 and voted to be on NVEEE's Youth Advisory Council as well.
"I love PALS. It taught me that I am worth more than gold and that I am never alone." - Rhiannon
Click HERE to watch another video from Rhiannon detailing her feelings about the staff at PALS.
"UNPRECEDENTED LEADERSHIP SKILLS"
Liz was one of the coordinators and co-facilitators for PALS 2014, along side Danielle Mazzuchi. Liz went on to become the President of NVEEE's Youth Advisory Council and is returning to PALS 2015 in the same capacity.
Inspiringly, with the guidance of NVEEE's founder, Liz founded her own non-profit, Her Voice, where she reaches young men and women in college to train them on how to take safety measures while
"Most importantly what I learned is that whether you've been bullied, been the bully, or even were a bystander to bullying, there are things that bond us together." - Liz