The Promising Pals end-of-year breakfast was on June 3. I didn’t realize what a huge program it was until I got there; every single student, 6th grade through 8th, has a Pal, and the program strongly emphasizes how important it is to come to the breakfast; students are disappointed if their Pals don’t show up.
There were several speakers (including Mayor Menino!) and performers, and all of us “adults” got to meet our student pals. It’s a pretty incredible program – still going strong after 25 years, and impressively well organized. I’m glad I got involved.