As we embark on a new school year it seems that everything is important. Parents, educators and teens are concerned about health, academic development, friendships and socialization, sports, extracurriculars and everything in between. This is complicated by the disparate nature of education for students: in-person, remote, hybrid and the other creative options being utilized to keep children, teens and communities physically safe and healthy.
Category: Classroom Programs
Over the years we have seen incredible research showing the power of a trusted adult in the life of young people. Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child released a study saying, “Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult.” According to the Trevor […]
Download the report Erika’s Lighthouse is so proud of the amazing work accomplished this past school year. Educating over 218,000 students is just the beginning and we look forward to having you join us on our journey.
It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2020 and looking forward to a bright new year and new opportunities. But it simultaneously feels like forever since schools went to remote learning and the world stopped for COVID-19. What a difference just a few months can make in our lives. Erika’s Lighthouse was just […]
White Paper: Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies
Download the White Paper Abstract Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources is the recognized policy for effective district-level engagement for suicide prevention in schools around the country. Developed by thought leaders in education and suicide prevention, it is the policy Erika’s Lighthouse has supported and shared since its creation. […]
In a bright, cheery classroom students are buzzing as they prepare for the beginning of class. Many of the teens might be happily chatting, texting, or goofing around – however, at least a few are trying their best to pretend to be happy, while others are outright withdrawn because they are secretly battling depression. These […]