High schoolers step up to build supportive environment for peers
October 14, 2021
A group of Wrangell High School students saw a problem and decided to do something about it.
Those students wanted to make the school warmer and more inviting. They created BASE - Building A Supportive Environment - a program aimed at inclusivity and helping each other. It's grown from decorating the halls to making sure other students get needed food, recognizing staff, and even securing money to make microloans on a global scale.
The year before COVID-19 hit, several students attempted or considered suicide, and peer counseling was put in place by school administrators. Students at the t...