What is PALS?
Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) is a mentoring program that matches FFA members with elementary and/or middle school students.
PALS mentors teach young students about the science and business of agriculture. They also serve as positive role models, helping their mentees learn to set goals, and build positive self-esteem.
Along the way, both the FFA member and the elementary student learn the value of helping others.
PALS Program Objectives
How to Start a PALS Program
Want to start a PALS program in your community?
More information is available on the How to Start a PALS Program page.
Free Program Evaluation National Peer Program Certification
Your PALS chapter can become a nationally accredited peer helper program through the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP).
The certification is an online evaluation resource that measures how well your program aligns with nationally approved programmatic standards for peer helper programs.
There is a cost for certification, but use of the evaluation and its reports is free. Just complete and submit this Peer Helper Online Evaluation Subscription Agreement to begin the process toward national peer program certification!
PALS is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.