Welcome to leaders of EHS, a weekly podcast, where we dive into changes being made by people at amaze high school who were ready to make a change. Today, we have three members of the school's peers assisting learning support to talk about their club. I'm Adithi I'm Liza, and let's begin by introducing everybody.
Hi, I'm grace comfort. I'm a senior and I'm the president of pals. Hi, I'm Allie Hafner and I'm the vice president of pals. And I'm also a senior. Hi, I'm Megan. Slasky um, I'm a senior and I'm the treasurer. So just to get started, what do you think pals is? And what does it mean to you?
Pals, as you mentioned, stands for peers, assisting learning support, and it's a club of inclusion where students in a mass of all abilities come together for monthly parties and hang out. Yeah. I think a big part of it is just really bringing the school together, bringing the school community together.
Maybe people who wouldn't really be interacting within their classrooms, but just kind of getting to know a lot of other people and just, yeah, like grace said, people of all abilities inclusion and just making sure that everybody kind of gets a chance to have a good time at a mass. Yeah, I agree with what they said.
It's just a place to make people feel comfortable in being themselves and being able to hang out with whoever they want whenever they want. Um, what was everyone's inspiration for joining pals? Um, so my inspiration for joining pals is I originally wanted to be a special education teacher for the longest time.
And so this club seemed like right up my alley. I love working with students of all abilities. Um, so I joined it just out of interest and passion and it just kind of flew off for me. And it became one of my favorite clubs that I'm involved in and it has a very special place in my heart. Yeah. I just think working with kids is something that I've always been passionate about and something that I definitely want to do in the future.
And it just seems like a really fun club and a great experience to have. So that was my inspiration for joining. I'm really passionate about including other people and making sure people aren't feeling left out. So I found this club freshman year and I started, it was a great thing for me to like help people feel that they're included in all things.
And I really enjoy it because of that. Grace. And Allie, you both mentioned that education and working with kids is something that you see in your future. What do you think draws you to that? Like, what's your favorite aspect of that? Um, for me, it's their creativity. I love what kids have to offer and the insight that they have on the world.
I think like the perspective that they have is something that adults miss out on and they kind of bring you back to the basics and what's important about life. So I love learning from kids and learning about their perspective. Yeah. I'm very similar reasons. I think kids are eternally optimistic and they just have this thing about them that is really special.
And so I've just always loved kind of their outlook on life. And that really, like grace said, it kind of brings you back to your childhood and to like just having that outlook on life as well. What activities does your club participate in? So basically our club, we hold monthly meetings for everyone in the club. And at those meetings, we plan out parties or like activities we're going to do for the kids. And then once a month we will throw a party for them.