Hope Squad


Lucy Schaefer, Editor in Chief

When: Typically on the first and third Tuesday of the month

Where: Community room

Adviser: Ms. Van Benschoten


Hope Squad is a suicide prevention group at Lakota West. Although spreading awareness for this topic is the main focus, the group covers many other aspects of mental well-being, including resilience, self-care, and several forms of adversity. According to adviser Ms. Van Benschoten, Hope Squad Members also “brainstorm ways to spread positivity and kindness at Lakota West.”  Hope Squad is also encouraging students to do one random act of kindness a day, with World Kindness Day being on November 13.