NEWS-2013 PACERS Conference to be held in Auburn
The 2013 PACERS Conference will be held at Auburn Hotel and Conference Center Thursday, April 25th.
click here for 2013 PACERS Conference schedule/registration

2012 PACERS Conference in Red Level, AL
The Red Level PACERS chapter and Red Level Elementary School hosted the conference held Thursday, April 26th, 2012. (click here to read 2011-12 newsletter)

Larry Long received the PACERS Directors Award for his dedication and work with the program. As a special feature of the conference, he also joined Edward Bell alumni and students in singing Camp Hill Community History songs written during his residency at Edward Bell. Click the above link to find out other happenings during the 2011 Conference.

Register now for Auburn University's High School Journalism Workshop
High school students can gain hands-on experience in the many aspects of journalism during the 10th annual summer workshop hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism. The workshop will take place Sunday, June 17, 2012, through Friday, June 22, 2012, on the Auburn University campus and is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Participants will write news, columns, feature and sports stories, learn the art of photojournalism, and how to shoot and edit video. All participants will create their own websites to showcase their work from the workshop. Cameras will be provided to the participants for use during the workshop. Three of the very best workshop students will be awarded $1,000 journalism scholarships. (click here to read more)

Ralph Nader recommends Shelton’s Consequential Learning as wake-up call to students
Politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, in his December 22 column “Recommended Holiday Reading for the Caring, Agitated Mind” posted on his website, recommended Jack Shelton’s Consequential Learning: A Public Approach to Better Schools as “a wake-up call to parents and students.” NewSouth published Consequential Learning in 2005. (click here to read more)

NEWS-Celebrating Appalachian Communities
Community Celebration workshops. With generous support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and assistance from PACERS, Section and Camp Hill communities and Section High School have begun work on Celebrating Appalachian Communities, a project through which young people and adults will document and celebrate their towns.  (click here to read more)

welcome to PACERS

PACERS is a non-profit (501c3) association committed to sustaining and celebrating Alabama's rural communities and schools and linking them together to build the good futures they seek. As a statewide caucus and advocate for rural communities, it organizes and supports comprehensive rural education and community development programs of national quality.

Our Projects: Rural Science For Life
Aquaculture. Students learn science and environmental principles, develop career skills and connections, and assist their communities by operating recirculating aquaculture systems that serve as complex living labs.

Our Projects: Community Documentation Through the Arts and Sciences
Community Newspaper. Students learn scommunication, computer, public relations, and business skills while being an advocate and providing a voice for their communities. (click here for detailed information on PACERS projects, its benefits, and how to participate)

contact us
Box 249 | Westover, Alabama | 35185