What is Hope Squad?
A new program at DuBois Middle School that could literally save lives! Hope Squad aims to empower kids to talk to each other and identify signs someone is considering suicide. It teaches them to speak up when they know someone needs help. Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program where members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention
How can DAMS parents get involved? Check out the Parental Guide HERE.
Learn more about DAMS Hope Squad’s partnership with Clearfield-Jefferson Suicide Prevention HERE.
Want more information on the national organization? Check out the Hope Squad website HERE.
DAMS Hope Squad Contacts
Jen Taylor, DAMS Principal: (814) 375-8770
DAMS Guidance Counselor Office: (814) 375-8770
Sonya Fetterhoff, Priority Media Promotions: (814) 375-5260 ext. 715
Lori Lewis, Priority Media General Manager: (814) 375-5260 ext. 701
DAHS Hope Squad Contacts
Charles Pasternak, DAHS Principal–814-371-8111
Soundclips about Hope Squad
DuBois City Mayor, Eddie Walsh, signs the National Day of Hope proclamation!
Thank you, Greater DuBois!
We spent Valentine’s Day with the DuBois Area Middle School Hope Squad members delivering Candy Grams for the Community! Thanks to your generous donations we were able to deliver over 500 candy grams to various places within Greater DuBois including St. Michael’s Terrace, The Grey Foundation, the Hanhe Cancer Center at Penn Highlands, the Parkside Community Center in DuBois, the DuBois Vet Center, and Nelson’s Golden Years.
A very special THANK YOU to Family Dollar in DuBois ( near Giant Eagle) for their on-going partnership! They were the sole collection drop-off location for Candy Grams for the Community and also provided the helium used to blow up all 500+ balloons! Thanks, Family Dollar!