February 25, 2021
Sources of Strength students and advisors recently presented to the Board of Education and spoke about the club.
Sources of Strength (SOS) is designed to empower students to be leaders among their peers in mental health awareness, healthy activities, and positive relationships. SOS aims to increase help seeking behaviors and promote connections between peers and trusted adults. The ultimate goal of SOS is to prevent suicide, bullying, and substance abuse through the power of these peer social networks. Peer leaders work to find ways to be mentors among their peers and help them find their sources of strength, which could be mentors, family support, healthy activities, spirituality and more.
The Sources of Strength club at CDHS began in 2016 and it recently expanded to include eighth-graders with parent permission. To date, more than 170 Cairo-Durham students have been trained to be SOS peer leaders.
Presenters: Ms. Young, Korinee Hawley (participated via phone), Thanhvy Dinh (participated via phone), Rachel Maggio, LeAnna Evans, and Mrs. Drossel