Promoting Academics & Leadership in Schools (PALS)

PALS is a one-on-one mentoring opportunity within all public schools in Paducah-McCracken County.  We currently have opportunities for you to assist a student with reading, math, or leadership skills, but we are also interested in anything else you may be able to share!

PALS

PALS

PALS

This program is designed to assist students academically, but it is also a vital opportunity to build relationships with young people.  Regular attendance is important to the student’s success.  The volunteer commitment is about 30 minutes per week and on a schedule. 

To become a PAL you will:

  1. Complete an application
  2. Complete a background check
  3. Attend an orientation session

Once you complete those steps, we will pair you with a school.  (You will have an opportunity to note preferences for schools on your application.)  The school will identify a student you can assist, and we’ll go from there!

Apply Now!

Are you 18 and over?

Sorry!  You are not old enough to participate in this program. 

Please apply to be a PALS mentor when you turn 18.

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Contact Information
Demographic Information

The United Way of Paducah-McCracken County uses demographic information for the sole purpose of evaluating it's efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion in our local community.

If you choose to participate, please select how you describe yourself.  You may choose multiple options. 

Gender Identity
Racial and Ethnic Identity
PALS Service
Please select the statement best describes your volunteer service.
Select School Preference
First Choice
Mondays @ 7:30 AM
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch
Thursdays @ Student's Lunch
Alternating Thursdays @ 1:20 2:15 PM
Tuesdays or Thursdays @ Student's Lunch
Wednesdays @ Student's Lunch
Mondays @ Student's Lunch
Tuesdays @ 8 AM
Tuesdays @ 8 AM
Fridays @ Student's Lunch
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch (10:40-11:10 AM)
Tuesdays @ 4 PM
Thursdays @ 8 AM or Student's Lunch
Mondays @ Student's Lunch
TBD
Second Choice
Mondays @ 7:30 AM
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch
Thursdays @ Student's Lunch
Alternating Thursdays @ 1:20 2:15 PM
Tuesdays or Thursdays @ Student's Lunch
Wednesdays @ Student's Lunch
Mondays @ Student's Lunch
Wednesdays @ 8 AM
Tuesdays @ 8 AM
Fridays @ Student's Lunch
Tuesdays @ Student's Lunch (10:40-11:10 AM)
Tuesdays @ 4 PM
Thursdays @ 8 AM or Student's Lunch
Mondays @ Student's Lunch
TBD
Select One Orientation Session
November Orientation Dates
United Way Board Room Suite 502, 333 Broadway Paducah, KY
December Orientation Dates
United Way Board Room Suite 502, 333 Broadway Paducah, KY
January Orientation Dates
United Way Board Room Suite 502, 333 Broadway Paducah, KY
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