October 9, 2014 Leave a comment
October 2014, Eagle Mountain Utah
Direct Communications, Eagle Mountain’s local fiber broadband company, once again sponsored the Frontier Middle School Hope Squad Program for the 2014/2015 school year. This program, launched in 2013 with a donation from Direct Communications, was designed to help combat and prevent bullying at the school.
Hope Squad is made up of peer-selected students who are trained by school counselors on how to respond and handle a student situation, such as another student telling them they are considering suicide. The counselors are then notified, and will be able to handle the situation appropriately. Hope Squad allows students to share personal information with their peers in a safe environment so they can get the necessary help they need. The money donated by Direct Communications will be used for program fees, such as enrollment, shirts, banners and other signage.
Frontier Middle School Principal Scott Sumner stated: “The generous donations by Direct Communications make many of the programs we do at Frontier Middle School possible. Our hope squad is an exact recipient, and makes it possible to provide hope for kids, and to provide training for success in life, and for what is possible in life. Thank you, Direct Communications.”
Besides being a community partner for education at the school, Direct Communications also services Frontier Middle School with a 1 Gigabit fiber optic connection.