The purpose of the PALS program is to create a more positive atmosphere throughout Mattawan High School. Students in the PALS program become trained peer facilitators and use their skills to help their peers discover solutions themselves. PALS also introduce themselves to new students and help them become acquainted with their new surroundings in an effort to make every person feel included. Overall, PALS are here to help make Mattawan a more inviting environment to receive an education.
When asked the question, “Does the PALS program help to provide a caring school atmosphere?” 98% of students surveyed answered, “Yes.”
Within the school setting, PALS are asked to wear their specially designed PALS T-shirts to help students identify them as peer helpers. A list of PALS is located in the counseling office and the PALS room.
Mrs. Roberta Flachier, LMSW
School Social Worker
Phone: 269-668-3361 x 1245