To celebrate Thanksgiving, Blue Haze Elementary Hope Squad members passed out “I am thankful for you” leaves to students and then asked their peers to write something they're thankful for on the back. Students then created a “Thankful Tree” in the hallway.
HOPE Squad members are: Preston Bui, Jacob Casarez, Seda Crow, Rhegan Duddington, Madison Hurley, Jayden Johnson, Ariana Lopez, Lauren Mallory, Miles McKinzie, Julisa Merez, Trinity Mitchell, Katie Morin, Yamille Ramirez, Kayla Snyder, Notesa Veliu and Landon Waltrip.
Also pictured are HOPE Squad advisors Morgan Moore and Erin Roark. Advisors not pictured are Lauren Ball, Chloe Yeats and Lindsey Vinson.
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.