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Sources of Strength

The Sources of Strength program at our school is a peer leadership program setup to help prevent suicide by creating connections within our school community with a focus on hope, help, and strength.

Sources of Strength - WE CARE  

Date: February 2021

In February 2021, the SOS initiative that our Peer Leaders executed was called WE CARE-Happy Valentines Day.

They made a Valentine for every student in the school! They composed the sayings on them and they also created banners for all the adults in the school that are hanging in the hallways and made a video.

SoS We Care Video

Spreading Hope, Help, and Strength

Sources of Strength (SoS) is a peer leadership program whose goal is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors  and promoting connections between caring adults and peers.  The eight identified Sources of Strength are:

  • Positive Friends
  • Access to Mental Health Care
  • Access to Medical Care
  • Family Support
  • Mentors
  • Healthy Activities
  • Generosity
  • Spirituality - gratitude, generosity,  and acknowledgements

For more information on Sources of Strength, visit In addition, information about what is happening in Boulder County can be found on the Inspire Youth Connections Website.

Parents can help out by talking with your student about what their Sources of Strength (SoS) are that they can call upon when feeling anxious, sad, or angry.  It's great to share yours with them too.

Sources of Strength Advisor

Dawn Suitts

Dawn Suitts

Titles: Counselor, Platt 6th & 8th Grade
Phone Numbers:
School: 720-561-6861