College to High School Mentoring
Taking advantage of the proximity of UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College to Lowell High School, PALS recruits students pursuing higher education as mentors for our youth. Our mentors are screened, trained, and supported by PALS staff as they build a relationship with their mentee. Mentors might take their mentees on a campus tour, treat them to a cup of coffee, or work on homework together. Regardless of how a mentoring pair spends their time, a college-aged mentor plays a special role in a high school student's life. A mentor is a friend who knows what it takes to graduate high school and reach college, who has more experience facing life's challenges, and who can support their mentee without judgement.
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In an exciting new initiative in the 2015-2016 school year, select PALS juniors and seniors can volunteer as peer mentors for Lowell High School freshmen, helping with the transition to high school. This initiative is intended to lower long-term drop-out rates.