Brookfield Central Junior, Jahnavi Hansaria, was recently selected to be a member of the Hope Squad National Council. Hansaria will be the first student representing the state of Wisconsin on the Council which consists of 20 students from across the country.
The Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program which has been implemented at both Brookfield East and Central over the last few years. Hope Squads are in over 950 schools across 31 states and Canada. The Hope Squad National Council is composed of juniors and seniors who have served on a Hope Squad for at least one year. The National Council leads monthly support calls, organizes and presents at Hope Squad trainings, and participates at National Hope Squad events and conferences.
"We are very proud of Jahnavi, and know she will represent Elmbrook and Wisconsin well," said Dr. Tanya Fredrich, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning - Student Services. You can learn about the Hope Squad at their website here.