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      Truman students raise money for their 'pals'

      A group of Truman State University students held a bake sale to raise funds to provide activities for their 'pals.'

      The universities Campus P.A.L.S. or People Acting Like Siblings is an organization where college students are paired with a student from the Kirksville School District, and they serve as their mentor. The children involved in the program range from kindergarten through fifth grade.

      The purpose of the program is to provide the children with leadership, guidance, and friendship.

      "I think it's just important for kids to have role models to look up to, especially if they don't have older siblings, it's nice just to have somebody to look up to and play with," said Elizabeth Grothoff, a member of the Campus P.A.L.S.

      Members of the organization plan to use the funds raised from the bake sale to pay for activities like going to the movies with their pals.