Lynbrook students unveil Sources of Strength program

Students in the Sources of Strength program at Lynbrook High School attended the Feb. 7 board of education meeting to present their mission. Assistant principal Bryan Garcia introduced the group.  thumbnail255079
Aidan Pearsall, a sophomore at Lynbrook High School, shared the goal of Sources of Strength with board trustees.  thumbnail255080
Students from Lynbrook High School showed their Owl pride on Feb. 7 as they unveiled a new student-led program, Sources of Strength, to board of education trustees. Their goal, students shared, is to be a valuable resource to their peers who need a listening ear.

The students who formed Sources of Strength stepped up to be a part of something larger than any individual with the intent to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of their fellow students. As peer leaders, students identify signs of when someone is in need and know how to react to those signs. In their first month, Sources of Strength members posted positive stories about mentors and friends throughout the building and visited health classes to share their mission. They also displayed a video featuring interviews with Lynbrook High School students, who were asked what makes them feel welcome and embraced in the community.

Students in the program received training on mental health promotion and prevention of bullying and other adverse outcomes from professionals at Sources of Strength, an international organization. The creation of the program at Lynbrook High School is made possible by the support of the Ryan Patrick O’Shea Foundation.

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Date Added: 2/13/2024