PALS Annual Report 2022

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An annual report of the Pride and Life Skills mentoring program

PALS ANNUAL REPORT 2022 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AT MARION


PALS 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

OUR PROGRAM The Pride And Life Skills mentoring program (PALS) is a cooperative venture between The Ohio State University at Marion, Marion Mentors, and Marion Public Schools. PALS connects college students from the Marion campus with children in the Marion area to provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities for younger students. Marion Mentors matches program volunteers with school-age children and provides them with the necessary resources and support to direct them through the mentoring process. Students earn 1-credit per semester of independent study by attending mentoring sessions regularly, coming to occasional meetings, and critically reflecting on their mentoring activities.

TESTIMONIALS "I would recommend this program to anyone. Even when I had a rough beginning to my day, seeing my mentee would flip it instantly." -Gurgeet Bhachu "As all relationships do, it took some time for this type of relationship to establish. With time, my mentee began sharing more personal issues that she was currently facing. In these moments she saw me as a reliable and trustworthy adult whom she could confide in." -Molly Quinn "I have greatly enjoyed my time as a mentor and although the semester is over I will be continuing my work with my mentee throughout the summer and am excited to continue the path of lifelong learning." -Hailey Kingery

MENTORING SITES SERVED IN 2021-2022 North Central Ohio

Grant Middle School

Rehabilitation Center

Boys and Girls Club of Central

Taft Elementary

Ohio

Benjamin Harrison Elementary PAGE 02


PALS 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

AT A GLANCE...

9 NUMBER OF MENTORS, AU21-SP22

100+ MENTORING HOURS PROVIDED

5 MENTORING SITES

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Hailey Kingery was the recipient of the 2022 Hannah Russell Community Impact Award for her work with the PALS program.

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PALS 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

PALS COORDINATORS Ben McCorkle | Professor, Department of English Nikole Patson | Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Haley Wilkes | Director of Mentoring, Diversity, and Inclusion, Marion Mentors

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://go.osu.edu/marion-pals

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