Sources of Strength
SPREADING HOPE, HELP, AND STRENGTH INTO EVERY CORNER OF OUR SPARTAN COMMUNITY
You belong here!
We are Sparta;
We are Sources of Strength!
As Sources we are a group of diverse students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our Sparta family. We believe that life has ups and downs and that all of us go through good times and tough times. Our hope is to ensure that during the challenging times, no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up. Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help-seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Our students and staff are dedicated to helping each other find strength through using all their sources and by Being Good To People.
Sources of Strength is an evidence-based mental wellness program proven to positively change school culture. It uses an upstream approach to enhance the protective factors among youth by increasing the number of assets in students' lives.
The program trains students as peer leaders and pairs them with trusted adult advisors at school and in the community. With support from the advisors, the peer leaders serve as connectors to the rest of the school community by conducting well-defined messaging campaigns intended to change social norms by encouraging help-seeking behaviors.
“WHAT IS SOURCES OF STRENGTH? - SIOV.” Strength in Our Voices, 26 January 2020, https://strengthinourvoices.org/what-is-sources-of-strength/. Accessed 27 May 2023.