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The Project 4:7 Hope Fund: Supporting Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Our Schools

Created in 2022 through a generous gift from private donors and Project 4:7, the Project 4:7 Hope Fund was created to directly support mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts within Lincoln Public Schools.  

  

The purpose of the fund is to increase mental health awareness and create Hope Squads. Hope Squads are peer support teams that foster mental wellness by increasing connections among students with peers and adults, providing information on suicide awareness, and encouraging hope and resilience. 

  

Hope Squads have been active in some LPS schools prior to this school year, but because of the generous donation, LPS was able to support the training of advisors in all middle and high schools. Each Squad has a common goal- to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma regarding mental health issues, and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.  

  

Thank you to our donors who advocate for students’ mental health resources and make LPS an even better place for our kids! 

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    60

  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served

    15

  • Students Empowered

    41,784

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    7,500+

  • Funds Received This Year

    $1.20M

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