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Setting Students Up for Success
Today, Tomorrow,and into their Future!

What Parents Are Saying About PALI'S Academy

Patricia Ferrell
Parent  UC Santa Barbara student


"Deanne was instrumental in developing my daughter's confidence, public speaking skills, and leadership abilities. In high school, Emily helped plan a statewide 4-H conference, led her club, and served as camp youth director, all as a direct consequence of Deanne's mentorship. I truly believe that Emily's leadership and public service experience with Deanne were instrumental in her acceptance to the University of California Santa Barbara. Deanne educates and helps youth reach beyond what they believe to be possible with compassion, high expectations, and fun; and I highly recommend her services through PALIs Academy."

Sherrie Davies
Parent of CSU Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Student


"Deanne's help with the college application process was invaluable to our family. She met with our student weekly (Milkshake Mondays) to review how to find and apply to local and national scholarships. She helped our student learn how to ask for letters of recommendation and helped with filling out the college applications. She also reminded him of the importance of thank you letters back to those that took the time to write a recommendation. She coached our student on the importance of counting community service volunteer hours to show a well-rounded student. She also reminded him to include all of his sporting activity time. She had him keep everything organized in a

binder so it was easy to keep track of everything

in a very daunting time. I am not sure our

student would have gotten into his

"Dream school" without Deanne's

time and commitment

to helping him. 

Karin Varozza
Parent of UC San Diego Student

The leadership values that Deanne taught my daughter have been used in every year of her college experience.  I am so thankful Deanne was in my daughter's life.  She taught my daughter that her voice matters, and she is not just a "student".   As a parent, the information and tools that Deanne provided have been priceless.


Michele Matheson
Parent of  CSU Sonoma and Montana State Students

 If you want to take one more thing off your plate and keep Peace in your home, Deanne Repetto is exactly who you’ve been looking for.  We had (2) daughters leaving for college, one in state and one out of state. Deanne guided our daughters to take the lead and grow in confidence in being successful in not only applying and getting accepted into their dream schools, but also with some of the scholarships to get there! With the amount of experience, knowledge, and patience Deanne has to offer, you will soon wish she was running your whole household for you!! Anyone getting the opportunity to work with her would be blessed beyond measure. Our whole family will back that up! Thank you Deanne!

Cigdem Askin - Oak Ridge Parent

"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU so much for your inspiration & motivation for my daughter.   Ever since your workshop, she has been working on the scholarships on a daily basis.  She loved you!  Youth are very lucky to have you guiding them! I will promote you everywhere I can for sure!"

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