We believe that leadership, social, and life skills are essential for success in any career or life path. Our program teaches these skills in a dynamic, interactive way that goes beyond what students learn in the classroom. PALS isn’t just about learning – it’s also about giving back to the community. Students also participate in community service projects, making this an excellent opportunity to positively impact the world while developing valuable skills...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Leadership
- Sub-Categories: College Application, Social Justice, Leadership, Mentoring, Career Exploration, LGBTQ, Mental/Behavioral Health
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Education and Training, Government and Public Administration, Human Services, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (954) 866-5880
- Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
At PALS at FIU, with diversity, equity, and inclusion at its forefront, youth will engage in interactive and socially relevant workshops that foster personal growth and team building. Students are trained to think critically about relevant social issues, learn how to access resources, apply practical leadership skills, receive coaching from college advisors and financial aid representatives, and earn service hours.
PALS at Florida International University - Miami, FL
July 14-21, 2024
How do your personality type and leadership style affect how well you work with others?
Welcome to the Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) at Florida International University (FIU) – a week-long, immersive experience that is co-led and facilitated by youth, designed to enhance leadership skills, develop communication skills, and teach life and social skills to high school teens aged 14-19.
Our program is unlike any other – we don’t believe in boring lectures or stuffy classrooms. Instead, we create a fun, engaging environment where students can learn, grow, and make meaningful connections with peers from all over the United States.
At PALS, we believe that leadership, social, and life skills are essential for success in any career or life path. That’s why we’ve designed our program to teach these skills in a dynamic, interactive way that goes beyond what students learn in the classroom.
Our College and Career Day is dedicated to helping students take the next steps in their educational and professional journeys. We offer sessions on financial literacy, college applications, mock interviews, and confidence-building activities that will help students succeed in any field.
But PALS isn’t just about learning – it’s also about giving back to the community. Students who participate in one or more of our community service projects will receive 50 community service hours, making this an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact in the world while also developing valuable skills.
At PALS, we’re committed to creating a diverse and affirming environment where all participants can thrive. Our program is led and facilitated by youth, ensuring students can connect with peers who understand their unique experiences and challenges.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, develop your communication skills, and learn important life and social skills that will help you succeed in any field. Register now to secure your spot at PALS at FIU – the ultimate experience in personal growth and skill development!
WORKSHOPS INCLUDE (But Not Limited To):
College Preparedness: Prepare for college with opportunities such as mock interviews with career professionals, college essay and application assistance, career days, and community service hours.
Mentorship: Receive one-on-one mentoring and coaching from NVEEE and PALS alumni, recent graduates, and current college interns. Learn from their real-life experiences, as well as how many of them have transformed their pain into purpose and are thriving.
Financial Education: Your financial decisions today have an impact on your future lifestyle. Learn how to become financially independent and avoid debt by developing effective money management skills. Learn about investing, banking, credit scores, and paying for college from professionals. FAFSA, financial aid, scholarships, grants, student loans, and other topics are covered.
Mock Interviews: What exactly is your brand? Have you prepared a 30-second elevator pitch? Our course will help you prepare for public speaking and interviews, whether for college admissions, scholarships, competitions, or a job opportunity.
College Essay & Application: Create your college essay and résumé on-site. We'll assist you in crafting and editing an engaging narrative that will make you a compelling applicant.
Community Service: Through service projects, PALS will teach you how to advocate for others and your community. Writing, producing, and starring in original public service announcements, participating in on-site upcycling projects that benefit local shelters, donating school supplies, gently used clothing or sanitary products, and collaborating with local nonprofits to achieve a common goal are some of our options.
Evening Social Activities Include:
- Ice Cream Social & Lip Sync Battle
- Pool day (UCF and FIU only)
- Movie Night
- Art Therapy
- Talent Showcase
- Themed Prom
Summer internships are open to college students.
Cost and Session Information
July 14-21 - Florida International University - Miami, FL
Tuition includes: dorm, meals, and all program costs
- Early Bird Special: $1,025 (Ends 2/29)
- Tuition Cost: $1,225
- 50 Service Hours
- Leadership Track: Career, Social, and Life Skill Development
- Registration Deadline: June 16
Pre-PALS Information and Orientation Sessions
Do you want to learn more about PALS? Attend one of our online or in-person information sessions. These sessions provide an opportunity for parents and prospective students to learn more about PALS from the Executive Director, trained Peer Leaders and Junior Counselors, and college students who serve as mentors. Sign up now to receive answers to all of your questions. As your PALS date approaches, registered attendees will be able to join us for a private meet and greet to get to know other attendees as well as your Junior Counselors.
Monthly Information Sessions are held virtually via Zoom and in person at our office in Plantation, FL, during our monthly training sessions for Peer Leaders and Junior Counselors. Limited to 20 participants.
Group Information Sessions are limited to 30 attendees and are ONLY held virtually through Zoom.
PALS is hosted by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE).