Program

Our evidence-based programming is recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s
Best Practices Registry and supports social-emotional learning.

Why choose Hope Squad?

Hope Squad provides everything you need to launch and implement a successful program.

Peer-to-Peer Approach

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Hope Squad's peer-to-peer approach empowers members to intentionally reach out to peers and become instruments of change.

Comprehensive Training

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Advisors can choose from multiple expert-led training options to set their Hope Squads up for success.

Accessible Support & Community

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A dedicated Customer Success team, technical support, and an online Advisor community provide comprehensive support.

Content & Resources

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Our curriculum and activities are designed to educate members and provide opportunities for ongoing skill-building.

Flexible Implementation

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Hope Squad's programming is adaptable to fit your community's needs; our on-demand materials can be delivered how and when works best.

Our Content

Our age-appropriate curriculum aligns with social-emotional learning standards and allows for flexible implementation to best meet the needs of a variety of populations and contexts.

All Hope Squads learn about:

Self-worth, optimism, and hope

Inclusivity and bullying prevention

Conflict-resolution skills

Resilience and self-care

...And more

Secondary schools also learn about:

Suicide prevention, risk factors, and warning signs

How to help and refer struggling peers

Effective communication and leadership skills

Impacts of social media on mental health

...And more

Program includes:

Scripted Lessons

Prepared Presentations

Engaging Activities

...And more

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Bring Hope Squad to your organization

The Hope Squad Program can be used in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Elementary, Middle School, & High School

Older Adults

Corporate

Veterans

Elementary, Middle School, & High School

Older Adults

Veterans

Corporate

We provide support that adapts to meet your needs

As you move from onboarding to leading a Hope Squad, you'll be able to:

Engage with comprehensive training options

Connect with peers through training cohorts

Rely on dedicated Customer Success Specialists

Learn from the Advisor Community

I have had three children participate in Hope Squad. Other parents always ask me if they are too young or they feel too much pressure. I always tell them absolutely not. You can never be too young to learn how to be aware of those around you.

Cristie Wood

Hope Squad Parent

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My biggest takeaway from Hope Squad over the past few years is the realization that you never truly know what any one person may be going through in their life and the immense impact a single person who truly cares can make.

Benjamin R

Hope Squad Member

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I imagine this as emotional CPR. My job isn’t necessarily to be able to heal someone all by myself, but just keep them okay until they can get more professional help.

Anonymous

Hope Squad Member

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I have never seen a program change the culture of our schools the way Hope Squads has. The power of peer-to-peer and education about mental illness has opened doors and saved lives.

Dr. Holly Ferguson

Superintendent of Prosper Independent
School District, Prosper TX

We can put boots on the ground, eyes in the hallways, ears out there in the room. I said, ‘Sign me up, I absolutely want to do it. This is where I need to be.’

Tony Cooper

Hope Squad Advisor

Hope Squad brought me closer to people, made me see things differently, and taught me not to judge others as you never know what they might be going through.

Maurisa M

Hope Squad MEMBER

Approved by and listed in the SPRC Best Practices Registry

Hope Squad is on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry. This verifies that our programming has been reviewed by experts to ensure it aligns with the most current guidance on preventing suicide and that it has demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the factors known to increase the likelihood of youth suicide.

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QPR and Hope Squad partner to prevent suicide

Hope Squad aims to provide comprehensive instruction, tools, and skill-building that are developmentally appropriate for each age group. To help achieve that goal, in addition to Hope Squad's Advisor training, QPR certification is required to deliver foundational gatekeeper training to Hope Squads. Evidence of at least one QPR Instructor certification per organization is required to access Hope Squad materials.

For more information about the required QPR Instructor certification for Hope Squad Advisors, contact us at [email protected].