Lifesavers is a peer education program for suicide prevention. Students meet every other Wednesdays afterschool in the 100 Counseling Office. Students participate in Holiday Fest, the Kitsap Youth Human Rights Rally, NK Registration Night in March, Viking Days, classroom presentations at NKHS in the Health 9 and Lifelong Wellness classes, classroom presentations to the 8th grade classes at Poulsbo Middle School and other outreach activities. We have a dedicated group of students, and welcome new members. If you are interested in joining please see Karen Fick, School Counselor. New student members always welcome. Please stop by our table during Viking Days in August, and NKHS Registration Night in March.
Officers for the 2015-16 school year are:
President: Cassandra Druker
Vice President: Max Prichard
Treasurer: Haillie Derksema
Secretary: Raymond Williams and Megan Saylors
Past News: Congratulations to Emily Jachimowitz, and a big thank you to the Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap. Emily was their Violet Richardson Award Winner and as part of that honor there has been a generous donation made to Lifesavers.
Lifesavers students Shannan Howton and Kaci Shoemaker were part of the cast of Push that performed at the Kitsap Youth Human Rights Rally at Olympic College March 2014. The cast had a positive response from the audience which included students and educators.
Thank you for all who participated in the Kitsap Human Rights Rally March 26, 2016. Article in Kitsap Bremerton Sun on the event.
Updates: Our last meeting was April 27th after school in the Counseling Center. We are planning two events for NKHS students to occur in May so attend our meetings May 4 and May 11th to help plan. One will be for 10th-12th graders May 18 in the School Library. Victoria Alfors will be our guest presenter. LifeSavers will also be presenting in LLW classes on May 5th.
Thank you for the LifeSavers who helped set up for Holiday Fest after school Friday 11/6/15.
A big thank you to Cassandra Druker and Max Prichard who presented and were part of the panel at the 2015 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at Kitsap Mental Health 11/21/15. They represented the NKHS Lifesavers Club and shared about this peer education program for suicide prevention.