Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) at University of Central Florida

Sat Jun 15 2024 at 09:00 am to Fri Jun 21 2024 at 05:00 pm UTC-04:00

University of Central Florida | Orlando

National Voices for Equality Education & Enlighten
Publisher/HostNational Voices for Equality Education & Enlighten
Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) at University of Central Florida
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PALS at the UCF is a dynamic program for high school students, blending career exploration with interpersonal development
About this Event

Overview<h4>Career Exploration and Interpersonal Development</h4>

Embodying the essence of a transformative college experience, PALS at the University of Central Florida is a week-long, immersive program where young leaders live on campus, experiencing the vibrancy of college life while honing their leadership skills. This leadership summit, with its emphasis on career exploration and interpersonal development, equips young leaders with essential skills and insights, enabling them to navigate their futures with confidence and effectiveness.

The hallmark of PALS is its peer-led approach, establishing a dynamic environment of peer-to-peer learning and mentoring. This model is both engaging and relatable for participants. High school students serve as Junior Counselors, leading various activities and discussions, fostering mutual learning and growth. College student mentors complement this structure, bringing their own experiences and knowledge to guide, support, and inspire the attendees.

A distinctive feature of this PALS location is the development of social skills through evening activities that encourage participants to step out of their comfort zones. These activities, ranging from dorm decorations, karaoke, and socials to team-building exercises, art therapy, talent shows, and relaxation days at the pool, are designed to enhance camaraderie, self-expression, and teamwork.

Central to PALS at UCF is the focus on interpersonal development. The program intensively cultivates the ability to build strong, empathetic relationships in various contexts. Through interactive sessions, students develop their communication, empathy, and interpersonal skills, which are crucial for effective collaboration, conflict resolution, and constructive peer engagement.

Equally important is the summit's emphasis on career exploration. Interactive workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on activities guide participants through a journey of discovering various career paths, understanding necessary professional skills, and visualizing their future roles in the workforce. This exploration is not merely about career identification but also about recognizing the application of leadership skills in diverse professional environments.

Moreover, PALS champions the importance of civic engagement and social awareness. Participants are encouraged to become active, informed citizens, poised to assume leadership roles in societal challenges and community betterment.

Undoubtedly, PALS at UCF is more than a summit—it's a life-changing journey toward effective leadership, thoughtful communication, and proactive societal engagement. Participants not only embark on a path of personal growth but also join a community of peers and mentors committed to positive global impact.

Evening Social Activities Include:

  • Karaoke & Ice Cream Social
  • Pool day
  • Movie Night
  • Art Therapy
  • Talent Showcase
  • Themed Prom



Cost and Session Information

Tuition includes dorm, meals, and all program costs

  • Early Bird Special: $950 (Ends 3/31)
  • Full Tuition Cost: $1,200
  • 50 Service Hours
  • Leadership Track: Communication
  • Registration Deadline: June 2

Pre-PALS Information and Orientation Sessions

Interested in PALS? Join our online or in-person info sessions to hear from the Executive Director and Junior & Senior Counselors. Sign up to get all your questions answered and enjoy a private meet and greet with other attendees and Junior Counselors as your PALS date nears.

Monthly info sessions are available virtually via Zoom or in person in Davie, FL. In-person is limited to 20 participants.



How to Register

For more information and to apply, visit our website

PALS is hosted by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE).


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University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, United States

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