Pa’lante’s main leadership body is a group of 25 student leaders representing a diverse cross section of Holyoke High School. Peer leaders become skilled in circle practice, political education, YPAR, public speaking and leadership development. They also build a tight web of support that becomes a second family for many.
Youth Advisory Board
A small group of peer leaders meets each week to make important decisions for the program and to plan peer leader meetings. This group rotates membership each semester.
Pa’lante’s staff team and adult allies strive to support student peer leaders to lead all aspects of the program. Each staff member closely mentors a small group of peer leaders to provide academic and social-emotional support.
Community Advisory Board
An amazing group community leaders, parents, professors, and Pa’lante Alumni meets monthly to guide, support and advocate for the program.
Teacher Advisory Board
Ten Holyoke High School teachers serve as both ambassadors for the program and advocates for culturally responsive, restorative practices more broadly across the school.