PALS is Luther College's buddy program. The PALS program pairs Luther students with area elementary and middle-school students.
"I've loved being a part of PALS ever since I joined. Every event, I'm reminded of how much fun it is to be around energetic kids and act like one again, providing an escape from the hectic weeks of classes. Having the same PAL throughout my experience has been extremely rewarding because each year I've gotten to know him better, watch him grow (literally), and actually form a meaningful relationship where I look forward to each time we get to hang out. I truly believe PALS is a great organization that provides role models to the youth of Decorah, impacts the community, and builds valuable leadership and communication skills in all of its members." —Ben Harney