ERIC Number: ED369985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
PALS. Partners in Active Learning Support. The National FFA Mentoring Program. Training Material.
Future Farmers of America, Alexandria, VA.
PALS (Partners in Active Learning Support) is a mentoring program that matches high school agriculture students with elementary students who have special needs. Developed by the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization, the program is designed to help those involved build trust in others and develop positive self-esteem. This training kit consists of the following: (1) "Getting Started: An Introduction to PALS Handbook," designed to help users become familiar with PALS key components and to provide ideas on getting started (it also explains the history of the PALS program and how PALS fits into an FFA chapter); (2) "PALS Local Team Training Manual," a step-by-step guide to developing and implementing the PALS programs in the community, including handouts, transparencies, readings, a glossary, and a list of six additional resources; (3) "PALS Mentor Training Activities Booklet"--a set of activities focusing on developing mentoring, personal growth and development, problem solving, and communication skills, to be used for training the high school student volunteers (handouts, transparency masters, readings, and additional resources are included in this booklet). (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Mentors, Program Development, Special Needs Students, Student Organizations
National FFA Organization, Supply Department, 5632 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309-0160 ($69.95 plus $8 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Future Farmers of America, Alexandria, VA.