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Patriot High School Students Strive for Peer Support

Patriot High School students received leadership training from the Sources of Strength peer intervention program, Feb. 26.

The Sources of Strength is national and international training program that teaches prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

Freshman Jordan Fouschi, 16, says the program helps students thought tough times and that "they'll know they're not alone and that it's not going to last forever."

Dan Adams, Director of Training for Sources of Strength, says students need to learn how to cope and use intervention skills so that "when we do hit tough times in life, we're more easily able to overcome those difficulties cause we have resilience, and we've practiced it."

"I feel like I finally have a voice and that someone can finally listen to me," says senior Ashley Clark, 18.

Students in the Sources of Strength group at PHS have already started projects for the program in hopes of creating more peer support in the school.

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Amy Bremser