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Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs)


The PALs Program is an opportunity for younger students to interact with older positive role models from Dayton High School and to develop a relationship that fosters academic and character building opportunites. The high school PALs will work with our students on Thursdays. This is the 8th year that the PALs Program has been in Dayton ISD.


PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership began in 1980 as a “peer helping” program, combining “peer assistance” and “peer leadership” strategies originally developed in the late 1970’s.

Over the last couple decades, WAP has significantly enhanced and expanded these basic prevention strategies, evolving the PAL® peer helping program from an informal, extra-curricular activity in a single school district, into a formally structured, curriculum-based program, adopted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as an accredited elective course.