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.
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
Al’s Pals Spring semester starts January 30th, 2023. Please check our Al’s Pals Instagram, @Al’sPalsUA to complete our interest form. We will send you the Fall 2023 application link when it opens in April 2023.
A completed application and background check are required before you are placed as mentor in the Al’s Pals program.
Allison Espey, M Ed. Coordinator, Al’s Pals