Holly Ferguson, Superintendent, Prosper ISD
Alexis Webb, Director, Program Evaluation and Curriculum Support, Prosper ISD
Tony Cooper, Teacher/Coach Hope Squad Advisor, Prosper ISD
Hope Squads seek to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training and creating change in schools and communities. They can increase inclusion throughout the school, train students to recognize suicide warning signs, and build positive relationships among peers to facilitate acceptance for seeking help. Hope Squads work to change the school culture reducing stigmas about mental health.