PALS - Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service
A Tax-Exempt, Not-For-Profit Community Service Program
Women to the World
a division of
The Athens PALS Institute now offers GED prep courses taught in SPANISH!
To DONATE to PALS institute, please CLICK HERE.
PALS - Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service
Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service (PALS) was founded in 2007 by Women To The World
President and Founder, Doris Aldrich, for the purpose of bringing light and hope to the lives of
suffering women and children within the United States. www.womentotheworld.org
With the help of local volunteers in Athens, Georgia, a fresh approach to equipping adult women for
stable employment is now being realized. In genuine pursuit of a life of dignity, self-worth, and
independence, many women have responded to this unique educational opportunity.
PALS has provided an effective educational opportunity unlike any other. The dream is now being
realized by many unemployed mothers, or those desiring career training and advancement.
Through Computer Education, GED certification, job placement and skill application training, adult
women face the future with fresh hope.
In partnership with the
Athens' Housing Authority in Athens, Georgia, PALS teachers, mentors, and life-skills counselors
are transforming even more lives by offering the PALS creative Christian-based curriculum to those
seeking freedom from poverty, dependency, and abuse.
Women to the World is uniquely qualified to lead the charge that eradicates roadblocks to personal
development, such as domestic violence, spousal abandonment, previous drug abuse, and joblessness.
Women to the World has been effective in relief, development, and rescue programs around the world
since 1985. (See www.WomenToTheWorld.org). The
is resting upon the same solid foundation of effective helps through developmental programs that train and
educate for practical self-sustaining workforce goals, reaching suffering women and children throughout the
The PALS Institute
of Athens, Georgia
- GED Certification and Testing
- ESL English as a Second Language
- Computer Skills Training
- Resume Building
- Life-skill Mentoring
- Personal Spiritual Support
Child Care Provided
New CAREER PATH CURICULUM!
For information please call 706 548-0000
PALS Programs are provided at NO COST
This unique developmental program, designed for disenfranchised adult women and their families, is offered in
Athens, Georgia at NO COST to the recipient. This is a program capable of duplication throughout the United States.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 548-0000 for information regarding starting a PALS Program in your community.
Any Adult Female in Need of PALS Program Services (Ages 16-68)
PALS Business Skills and GED Training Program, with Completion Certificate
Please contact Women to the World (706) 548-0000 for class schedule information
PALS NEW LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 250 Rocksprings Court
All applications, registrations, and orientations are completed at the Women to the World Administrative Office: 485 Huntington Road, Suite 190, Athens, Georgia.
Mentors offer on-going support as students advance at their own pace.
Enrollees are asked to commit to the program, and to faithfully make
every effort to attend the weekly scheduled classes.
Students are assigned a personal mentor and work at their own pace until job placement
or GED testing is secured.
GED and College scholarships are available through Women to the World and PALS.
For class schedule information, please contact Women to the World (706) 548-0000 or email
Key PALS Classroom Leadership includes:
We celebrate our well-qualified mentors:
Doris Aldrich, Founder and Director
Sandra Appleby, Meal and Student Co-ordinator
Dr. Nicholas and Jane Bath
Ethel Collins, Nutritional Consultant
Dr. Jack and Jacquie Houston
and a host of special speakers and volunteers
PALS Advisory Team
Doris Aldrich, Founding Director
Robert E. Lewis, Chairman
Bob Bitowft (Mentor)
Angie Fuller, Masada Water
Gip and Cathy Marchette
Ray and Ellen Silvers
Jessye Rogers (mentor)
Sandra Sue Appleby (mentor)
Rev. Fred Guthrie
Nelson and Dell Hitchock
A host of local volunteers generously serve this program as mentors, donors, and teachers from the Athens Community.
Like to help? Here's how...
There are no fees charged to the students
enrolled in the PALS program,
eliminating one of the biggest roadblocks facing these young men and women who
so desperately need hope and need someone to care.
We rely on your generous support to sponsor our students. The cost per
student is $160.00 State of Georgia GED testing fee.
There are other expenses, such as study materials
and miscellaneous items such as copy machines.
If you would like to contribute, please CLICK HERE.
Become a Teacher/Mentor
Volunteering your time and expertise can be one of the most rewarding ways to help
others in need. Please consider becoming a PALS program Class Leader or
Our volunteer contact form is HERE.
Mentors to GED preparation students are needed to help tutor students in language arts and mathematics.
Computer skills program needs mentors to help the students learn and practice basic computer skills using
such programs as MS Word and Excel, as well as basic email and internet programs.
NOTE: PALS, PARTNERING AMBASSADORS FOR LIFE AND SERVICE, is a Tax-Exempt, volunteer community service
program, founded by Doris Aldrich, for the purpose of bringing light and hope to the lives of suffering
women and children within the United States. Women to the World, Inc. is the parent organization of
Partnering Ambassadors of Life and Service. Women to the World operates vocational and training institutes
in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Africa, Kenya, Africa and the U.S. Past project locations include Turkey,
Peru, Ukraine, Pakistan, Honduras, and FIW (Fellowship of International Women), based in Chicago. U.S.
offices of Women to the World are located in Athens, Georgia, with offices in Europe, Central Asia and
Africa, since 1985.