Prosper ISD Hope Squad

      About Hope Squad

      • Prosper ISD started Hope Squads on our secondary campuses in the 2019-2020 school year. In 2020-2021 we expanded the program to all our elementary schools. 
         
        Hope Squad Mission Statement: Reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.

      Hope Squad Newsletter

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      Hope Squads

      • Hope Squads (Grades 6-12) are comprised of students identified by classmates and peers as trustworthy. These students are trained to watch for at-risk peers. Squad members provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. Hope Squad®members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but rather are educated to recognize signs of suicide contemplation and respectfully report concerns to an adult. Hope Squads utilize three key elements: QPR Partnership, Curriculum Phases, and Hope Squad Advisors.  

      Jr. Hope Squads

      • Jr. Hope Squads (Grade 4-5) are comprised of students identified by classmates and peers as trustworthy. These students are trained to watch for at-risk peers. Squad members provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. Jr. Hope Squad members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but rather are educated to recognize signs that a student is struggling and respectfully report concerns to an adult. Jr. Hope Squads utilize three key elements: Curriculum Phases, Literature, and Hope Squad Advisors. Jr. Hope Squads in the elementary schools do not focus as much on suicide prevention, but more on mental wellness, kindness, friendship, and resilience.