A balanced schedule of both staff and child-directed activities are planned daily in the areas of arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor sports, games and music. PAL encourages the children to become members of the homework club. Our homework club members are rewarded with prizes for their participation. Free time is set aside for playing, developing friendships and individual projects.

Who Does PAL Serve?
PAL was initiated to meet the needs of the elementary school-aged (grades K-4) children of York’s working parents. Due to numerous parent requests, PAL has added 5th, 6th & 7th graders of York Middle School (YMS), available before and after school.

Who Owns PAL?
PAL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which has a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community representatives and parents. Two fundraisers are done each school year to raise funds to support the program and for tuition assistance. Federal Tax I.D. # 01-0447337.

Before School Program

PAL’s morning session is located in the York Village Elementary School (VES) cafeteria from 6:30 – 8:30 am. Parents walk their children into the cafeteria and sign them in, where they are supervised and involved in daily activities until the start of school.

Students attending York Middle School are transported by bus to school at 7:15, and should plan on arriving to PAL no later than 7:00 so as not to miss the bus.

Students who attend Coastal Ridge Elementary (CRES) are transported by bus to school at 8:30.

After School Program

PAL’s afternoon session is located in the York Village Elementary School  cafeteria from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Middle School & Coastal Ridge students are transported by bus to the program..

Contact PAL

For further information please contact our Co-Directors Nancy Conrad and Laura Gilchrest at 207-363-1441 or fill out our contact form. You may also send an email directly to Laura at lauragilchrest.pal@gmail.com .

Where is PAL Located?
PAL operates out of the Village Elementary School at 124 York Street in York, Maine.