Al's Pals

Coordinator, Al's Pals: Lynette Campos, M.Ed

Team Leader: Jessika Banks

Assistant Team Leaders: Leslie Barton; Jaime Carraway; Bayleigh Hicks; Allyson Pitzel; Anna Pruitt; Caitlin Strohm


Social Media:

Facebook -

Instagram - @alspalsUA

Twitter - @AlsPalsUA

We are NOW recruiting for Fall 2016!

SKILLS DEVELOPED INCLUDE: Civic responsibility; conflict management/resolution;

adaptability; decision making.

MISSION: To enrich the lives of children in the Tuscaloosa community through one-on-one mentoring with university students.

PURPOSE: Al's Pals mentors are required to commit weekly one afternoon Monday through Thursday from 2:45-5pm serving elementary students in grades 1st - 5th grade in one of our local school sites during the whole semester.

Each year, over 1000 university students serve as mentors and Student Leaders to help their mentees with homework, reinforce reading and math skills, and join them in enrichment and recreational activities.

How to become a mentor:

Step 1 - Apply HERE for returning mentors and new mentor applicants!

Applications are rolling and will be accepted until August.

Step 2 - Interview! All interviews take place in the Career Center in the Ferguson Center.

Sign up for interviews during the following dates:

April 18th-22nd

August 17th-19th (coming soon)

August 22nd-26th (coming soon)

August 29th-September 2nd (coming soon)

Incoming freshmen will interview in August - September.

Step 3 - Have an up-to-date background check. Options for a background check are:

Email us a copy of your current completed background check from

previous employment or volunteer activity.


Risk Mitigation: This is through the university and costs $23.

If you have website errors, please contact

Step 4 - Orientation! More information upon selection.

Step 5 - Have fun enriching the life of your mentee!