Non-Exam PANAS Participant Commitment
Para Ayudar Nuestros Alumnos a Sobresalir (PANAS) Mentoring matches TAG students in caring relationships with an adult mentor. Research has demonstrated that mentoring improves students' self-esteem, keeps youth in school, improves academic and professional skills, leads youth to resources they otherwise would not find, and supports positive new behaviors, attitudes and ambitions. These powerful impacts are not surprising, considering that positive, stable relationships with caring adults are critical to young people's positive development. The mission of PANAS is explicit in its name: to help our students excel; the term "panas" is Spanish for "pal".