Each year, university students volunteer as mentors to help mentees with completing homework, reinforcing reading and math skills, and participating in enrichment and recreational activities.  Al’s Pals mentors commit one afternoon weekly, Mondays- Thursdays, from 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. for 10 weeks during the semester to serve elementary students in 1st through 5th grades at local school sites. It’s a great way to get involved and meet fellow students while making a difference in children’s lives.

Note from Al’s Pals Coordinator

I invite you to help us serve the youth in Tuscaloosa through the Al’s Pals program. Our community partners and schools we serve are excited to have us back in their locations and working with their students.  As an educator, I  challenge you to really take the time to invest in the lessons, resources, and activities that are planned for you and your mentee to make your time together fantastic.
Thank you and look forward to a great year,

Allison Espey, M Ed.

Coordinator, Al’s Pals program

Recruitment

Al’s Pals fall semester starts August 29th and our application is closed. We will reopen the application in mid October for Spring 2023.

A completed application and background check are required before you are placed as mentor in the Al’s Pals program.

Leadership

Staff

Allison Espey, M Ed.  Coordinator, Al’s Pals

Assistant Team Leaders

  • Caitlin Collins
    Claire Maurer
    Gabrielle Stutts
    Hannah Menard
    Jayla Horne
    Leah Zahm
    Sydney Wood
    Alyssa Wolski
    Ashley Ferguson
    Kate Dansereau
    Lauren Kirk
    Rachel Platt

Contact Al’s Pals

alspals@ua.edu

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