Brewer High School and Brewer Middle School HOPE Squad members represented HOPE Squads throughout the state at the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation's recent Bring the Conversation to Light Luncheon. More than 1,000 people attended the luncheon, which raises funds for suicide prevention research, implementation of the HOPE Squad program in schools and more.
HOPE Squad is a suicide prevention program in which students in grades four through 12 are nominated by their peers and trained to watch for at-risk students, provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. The goal is to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating change in schools and communities.
WSISD is the first Texas school district to implement the HOPE Squad program district-wide.
Pictured from Brewer High are: Emily McKinzie, Landry Brannon, Timothy Austin Worley and Gray Caston, and advisors Beth Sweeney, Hannah Hughes and Caitlin Bradley.
Students Chloe Smith, Reagan Brannon, Ryleigh Self and Charley Bradley and advisors Mallory Neel and
Sarah Reeves represented Brewer Middle School. Other advisors pictured are Gwynne Hulcy, Pamela Bailey and Morgan Moore. Not pictured are advisors Tim Duncan and Desiree Coyle.