What is Hope Squad?
The Hope Squad members are the eyes and ears of our school. They are students who have been specifically trained to watch for at-risk behavior, identify warning signs, provide friendship to their fellow students, and seek help from adults. To be on the Hope Squad, you must be identified by your peers as a trustworthy person that people would be likely to turn to, if they needed to confide in someone. If you are being bullied or feeling depressed at school, please reach out to one of the members of our Hope Squad and let them know what you are going through.
Hope Squad members are not taught to act as counselors. HOPE4UTAH works with school advisors to educate these students on how to recognize signs of suicide contemplation. Using evidence-based training modules, they are empowered to seek help and save lives. Once a year, these students also organize a Hope Week, which is designed to enhance the health and safety measures already in place at our school and educate the entire student body about suicide prevention.
WHO IS ON THE HOPE SQUAD?
The Hope Squad consists of the students listed below: