Prosper Parent/Community Night
Hope Squad Parent/Community Night
Monday, Aug. 19th, 6-7pm
301 Eagle Drive
Come be a part of a night that can help change a student's life forever...
Born out of our Prosper ISD Strategic Plan was a call to implement a program at the middle school and high school level to combat the stifling effects of mental health. A large group of PISD leaders and teachers attended training to learn more about Hope Squad coming to Prosper. The team was impressed by Hope Squad which is a peer-to-peer program that partners with local mental health and community agencies. Hope Squad is about shifting the culture of schools and making it acceptable to openly discuss mental health in an effort to gain assistance before making a life-changing decision. Students nominate students to be part of Hope Squad. These students are then trained to be active listeners so they may help and respond to peers who are struggling with emotional issues such as depression and suicide.
Guest Speaker Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall
Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall is a former high school principal and associate superintendent with the Provo City School District. He has been involved with suicide prevention for the past twenty-five years.
Hope Squads have been responsible for over 2,500 students being referred for help and is in over 300 schools in Utah and another 200 schools within 13 states. The Success of the Hope Squad Program is built upon the importance of community support and partnerships with our local mental health providers.