A history and context for our work in Lawrence, MA
Hear from two 2020 tutors about their experience with PALS
Our program's history and future
The best part about PALS? The students
Learn more about PALS and see highlights from our Summer Program.
Our Mission

Founded in 1988, PALS is an academic-year and summer academic enrichment and high school preparation program for students from the city of Lawrence, MA. PALS, which stands for Phillips Academy, Andover, and Lawrence Schools, brings middle schoolers together with volunteers from Phillips Academy and Andover High School -- for the benefit of all.

Who We Serve

PALS works with students beginning in the spring of 6th grade and provides programming through the summer before high school.

What We Do

Along with academic enrichment, study skills, and learning strategies, PALS provides information about high school options and support for a successful transition to secondary school.

If you have questions about making a gift to PALS, please contact Beth Parsons at 978-749-4523.

Contact PALS

Nicole Shadeed
PALS Program Director
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810


PALS Tutor raises more than $12,000 to fund backpack & supplies initiative for PALS students. Read the Story.

PALS 2021 Program Report