Hope Squad

What is a Hope Squad?
Syracuse Arts Academy started a Hope Squad in the 2016-17 school year.  A Hope Squad is a group of students who have been identified by their peers as good listeners and someone they trust.  Because of this a Hope Squad can be the eyes and ears of the school.  Data shows that 7 out of 10 students who are contemplating suicide will tell a friend. Hope Squad members are trained to watch for at-risk students, provide friendship, and seek help from adults.  Because peers spend so much time together at school they are able to recognize when someone is acting differently.  For more information visit the HOPE4UTAH website.