A unique peer-helping, mentoring program used across the United States and in several other countries in the high school setting. The program is based on a simple premise: within every school, an informal helping network already exists. Students with problems naturally seek out other students and adults whom they trust.
The program identifies students who are already serving as helpers and provides them with training in listening skills, noticing when friends need help, expressing care and concern, recognizing situations that need professional help, and contacting these resources. Adult mentors provide continuing support and guidance and additional training as needed.