- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Leadership
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: <$500
PALS is a program provided by NVEEE (National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment) whose mission is to prevent bullying, suicide and violence among youth, families and communities, through direct service, mentoring and prevention education. We are committed to training students to become leaders.
The Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) is held July 17-26 and is a safe space where high school students, ages 14-18 years old, learn universal skills needed to be successful in any facet of life, including during their higher education quest and longterm career success. PALS is hosted on the campus of Florida International University in Miami (11200 SW 8th Street). Students spend 9 days living on campus. For more information visit www.StudentPeaceLeaders.org.
PALS is open to all students including those who have either witnessed or experienced bullying at any point in their lives. Diversity and open communication is made paramount by ensuring the use of artistic expression through music, dance, poetry and spoken word. Introducing students to various outdoor sports and team building activities as a daily task has proven to strengthen their relationship during the Summit and beyond.
Students participate in activities such as writing and producing public service announcements, role-playing how to positively react to different bullying scenarios, financial literacy, nutrition and more. All workshops use cutting-edge technology giving students access to digital learning as they engage in daily service learning opportunities which exceed standard graduation requirements. Additionally students will experience ways of expanding their leadership and social skills, positive self-esteem, body image, learning peer mediation, enhancing public speaking and job interviewing ability, learning to write impactful resumes and developing conflict resolution skills. More importantly, students will practice showing empathy, tolerance, and respect for others.