Beaverton PAL is part of the National PAL Mentoring Program in which volunteer mentors are matched with PAL youth for weekly mentoring sessions. Mentoring is a way PAL can help build strong children, no matter what issues they may be facing. Youth.gov reports a variety of benefits to youth who participate in mentoring programs, including lower dropout rates, healthier relationships and lifestyle choices, improved behavior and interpersonal skills, and stronger relationships with adults.
PAL Mentoring is a structured program with a curriculum supplied by the National PAL organization. This is also a great volunteering opportunity for community members.