MHCC’s PAL program has broadened my horizon. The program has empowered me by giving me more confidence in myself and has consequently, raised my self-esteem. My PAL partner, has increased my awareness and practice of the art of goal setting. In the past I have set goals but most of the time they were never reached because they seemed overwhelming. Through the help of my PAL I have learned to break or own my goals into simple and manageable steps. Most of my goals in the program have been simple but I am certain the practice I’ve had with these simple goals will transfer to major goals, such as, publishing the book I am writing. Because my PAL is also my peer our relationship is unique. This relationship has taught me better communication skills which has transferred into deepening my relationship with others. I am always excited about learning new things in life and I am grateful that I was ready when my teacher appeared. Thank you Patti R for your professionalism and dedication to the PAL program — Judy M

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