The purpose of the HOPE Squad program is to improve access and availability to appropriate prevention services for vulnerable individuals who are at risk for suicide. The HOPE Squad program functions as a peer support team. The goal is to provide friendship, encouragement, and support for students who may be struggling.
Students are nominated by their peers as someone who displays naturally good listening skills and to whom students would go to if they needed help during difficult times. The HOPE Squad students DO NOT act as counselors but rather will be trained to refer their peers to a trusted adult for help.
To nominate students for HOPE Squad, please click here.