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PALS Training


PALS Training

On October 20, 9 high school juniors and seniors attended a one day mentoring training in Prairie du Chien.  Leading the training was 4-H Youth Development Agent, Amy Mitchell and included other high school students from North Crawford, Wauzeka-Steuben, and Prairie du Chien.  The mentoring training included team building activities, problem solving activities, and education about the traits and skills required to be a positive mentor.  After completion of the training, the high school students (Big PALS) will be matched with elementary students (Little PALS) and each PALS group will meet once a week for approximately 20 minutes.  The Big PALS act as special friends, tutors, encouragers, and positive role models for the young people with whom they work.  Thank you to Kathy Quamme, Crawford County Juvenile Court Worker, for coordinating the PALS Program for Crawford County students!


UWP/SWTC Visit

The junior and sophomore classes travelled to UW-Platteville and SWTC on October 26.  Their educational day started at UW-Platteville where they listened to an informational meeting about the opportunities available to them at UWP, followed by a tour of the campus, and then lunch in Bridgeway Commons Dining Hall.  After lunch, the bus travelled to SWTC where the students learned about the programs and services available at SWTC.