PACT Coalition


Community Mobilizer:

Mrs. Emily French

As a recipient of two Communities That Care (CTC) Grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this coalition has been formed to promoted positive youth development and to minimize risk-taking behaviors. This community-wide collaborative groups welcomes new participants as we continue to execute our plan towards a greater emphasis on creating a safe and healthy environment for our youth.

The PACT Coalition meets monthly each year in the Audion at Palisades High School. Upcoming meeting dates are on Mondays as follows:

to be updated

PAYS Report 2013
PAYS Report 2015
PAYS Report 2017



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Several years ago a program called the Student Ambassadors was born as part of the newly formed Palisades Coalition called PACT. PACT stands for Partners in Action for Community Togetherness. The student ambassadors are students at the elementary, middle and high schools that come together with the goal of developing leadership skills that will in turn help improve the Palisades community. Each of the student ambassador groups meets monthly and takes part in discussion, organizes service projects, engages in challenging team building exercises and enjoys socializing. The students are invited to participate in the program for various reasons such as excellence in academics, athletics, music, being a great citizen of the classroom, and more! The students in the program are a cross section of the community and are valued for what they can contribute to the group! These student ambassadors are important members of PACT and the larger community. They are encouraged to use their talents, ideas and voices to make Palisades an even better community for all of us!

Judy Pason and Lisa Feusner - Elementary Ambassador Advisors
Amy Blocher - Middle School Ambassador Advisor
Nina Piper and Rob Reilly - High School Link Crew Advisors

NOTE:  This is a community organization which operates independently from the Palisades School District. 

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