We encourage donations of $15 - $20 each term for snacks
and supplies. Cash or checks made out to either Chrissy Vu or Alan Kwan
can be put in the DAO Pals Donation box at the events. If you have any
questions or concerns, please feel free to email one of the Chairs.
other similar programs, DAO Pals pairs two Big Pals with two Little
Pals. We do this to ensure that at least one Big Pal will be available
to spend time with the Little Pals.
full participation in this program is essential, both Big Pals will
share in the responsibilities of mentoring their Little Pals. Little
Pals will have the opportunity to not only build strong relationships
with their older mentors but also have the chance to develop a
relationship with a peer who shares a similar background. Pairings of
two Big Pals to two Little Pals will be primarily based on the
preference of the Little Pals and their family. For instance, families
can choose what kind of Big Pal they prefer, in terms of ethnicity,
language ability, and background. Families of Little Pals can also
choose a peer whom they would like their child to be paired with.
Otherwise pairings of Little Pals will be made by the DAO Service
Chairs based on similarities in age, ethnicity, or schedule.