Pioneer Pals Volunteer Program

There are currently 109 students on the waiting list to be paired with a Pioneer Pal mentor.

We would like to invite you to become part of our family. As a Pioneer Pal, you will have the opportunity to workwith and mentor youth in an educational setting. There are three ways a Pioneer Pal can volunteer: 1) Readingor Math Tutor; 2) Social Skills with a Breakfast or Lunch Buddy; or 3) Special Talent/Career Interest Speaker toa class or at an assembly.

Pioneer Pals Guiding Principles:

  • Positive Role Models: Setting a good example in words and actions
  • Effective Communicators: Actively listening, seeking to understand and proactively interactingwith children and other adults
  • Respectful of All: Treating others as you wish to be treated
  • Advocates for Education: Demonstrating the importance of learning and encouragingacademic and personal excellence
  • Actively Involved: Making children a priority by being informed and participating in all aspects ofthe lives of our children

Leavenworth students will benefit in many ways. Your services will:

  • Build confidence
  • Provide Encouragement
  • Help them set and achieve goals
  • Lead them to be successful

Our mission statement in Leavenworth School District is:
Preparing every student for success in every classroom, every day.

You could be the answer to a child in need. We would love to have you join us in our efforts to reach every child.

For the safety of our students and staff, all volunteers will go through an application and background check process.

Note: All volunteers interested in participating in the Pioneer Pals Program may do so by submitting a Pioneer Pals applicationwhich is available at the school website or in the school office. Once your application has been received, the programcoordinator will contact you with further instructions.

Please contact Ginger Ballaibe, Pioneer Pals Coordinator, at 913-684-1470 ext. 15141, or at the school, 1925 Vilas, with any questions.