Bringing emotional, physical, and mental health awareness and advocacy to students
Health through Outreach, Personal Perspectives, and Engagement (HOPE) brings emotional, physical, social and mental health awareness and advocacy to students in preschool through twelfth grades. As a partner with the school in instructing the child, HOPE conveys understanding and awareness of psychological and physical wellbeing. Students who participate in the program are equipped with tools to advocate for their own and their peers’ health.
HOPE is aligned to the American School Counseling Association Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success as well as Indiana Department of Education state standards. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of each school and provides engaging activities, literacy components relative to each grade level, and discussion opportunities among students. Students may also participate in service-learning projects and hear from speakers who offer personal perspectives about mental illnesses and physical health.
HOPE includes curriculum related to:
- Depression and anxiety
- Stress and grief
- Emotions and feelings
- Physical fitness and nutrition
- Sleep and wellness
- Anti-bullying and friendship
- Leadership and acceptance.
We Step Up, which imparts leadership skills to junior high students, is an additional component offered under the HOPE umbrella. We Step Up is a workshop for eighth graders facilitated by high school students. This component puts into action the HOPE principle for all individuals to be “upstanders,” children and young adults who are committed to standing up for and empowering individuals of all abilities.
For more information, please submit the inquiry form below or contact HOPE Director, Jen Money-Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org).