Everyone respecting everyone at school
Each fall, the Bering Strait School District brings together Youth Leaders from each school for training in leadership development. This year's emphasis is suicide prevention.
The BSSD training was designed to equip the Youth Leaders - whom others look to for help - with the tools needed to identify:
- Early warning signs of suicidal thinking
- How best to get help to their friends who are hurting
Six Stebbins high school students were elected as Youth Leaders by their classmates. These are the kids that others feel they can trust and talk to when they have a problem.
Leaders in Action
After returning from the District training, the Youth Leaders and advisor Sarah Swanson worked together to determine a key area of need at our school and then develop a plan to address that need.