Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Started in 2004, Hope Squad is a structured, school-based program that trains students to identify struggling peers and refer them to adults. Members learn skills to create a safe school environment, promote connectedness, support anti-bullying, encourage mental wellness, reduce mental health stigma, and prevent substance misuse. Hope Squad is in more than 800 schools in 24 states and Canada.

In tandem with the 2019 Wisconsin Act 83, Grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs, Hope Squad is offering all Wisconsin schools 30% off of Hope Squad curriculum and free training.

The Wisconsin Discount

Current Price Your Price Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Membership

High School Curriculum

$6000

$4200
$1050
$1050
$1050
$1050
$500

Middle School Curriculum

$5400

$3780
$1260
$1260
$1260
-
$500

Elementary Curriculum

$3000

$2100
$700
$700
$700
-
$180

K-12 Schools

(Choose two sets of curriculum:
Elementary + Middle
or Elementary + High School)

-

$3000

$1000

$1000

$1000

-
$180

Training

(Two advisors per school -
$400/person)

$800

$0
-
-
-
-
-

Hope Squad Participation Guidelines

  • One or more staff members per school trained as Certified Advisor
  • Establish partnership with local mental health organization
  • Agree to pay annual membership fee (Begins after participating school has completed first three to four years of program. Payment schedule and amount based on school level)
  • Discount valid until end of 2023-24 grant period

What Hope Squad Provides

  • Grant application template (based on DPI application)
  • All program material offered with the pruchase of the Hope Squad curriculum
  • Hope Squad Certified Advisor Training
  • Annual Hope Squad school data (pre and post data, student contact form data)

About Wisconsin's Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grants

Starting in July 2020, high schools in Wisconsin are eligible to apply for peer-to-peer suicide prevention grants through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Grants are available for public, private, and tribal schools operating high school grades. Grants may be up to $1,000 per school and may be renewed up to three times. Schools may renew the grant without participating in the competitive application process. 

How to Get Started

Starting in July 2020, high schools in Wisconsin are eligible to apply for peer-to-peer suicide prevention grants through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Grants are available for public, private, and tribal schools operating high school grades. Grants may be up to $1,000 per school and may be renewed up to three times. Schools may renew the grant without participating in the competitive application process. 

GET STARTED

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