In partnership with the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation and thanks to a generous grant from the Westlake Academy Foundation, Westlake Academy is implementing a Hope Squad on campus in grades 5-12 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
Hope Squad is a school-based peer support program that empowers students to take action to prevent suicide through a partnership with their local mental health agency. Nominated by classmates as trustworthy peers, Hope Squad members serve as the eyes and ears of the school and report to adults any student who seems to be struggling or at-risk for suicide. Advisors train Hope Squad members on how to identify at-risk students, provide friendship, and seek help from an adult.
Crisis Line: Text HELLO to 741741