Project Information

John F. Kennedy High School
Education, Social Welfare
Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, English, Language Arts
Outside of School
Sign Up Date Passed
Jamela Santos
Basic Information
  • Island Girl Power
    Jamela Santos
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Students will participate in a series of 4 workshops that will teach skills to know the signs of someone who is at risk for suicide. They will also learn how to make appropriate referrals for help should they determine that someone they know is considering suicide.

    Students will create a FaceBook page containing a summary of information they learned in the workshops. For example, a list of warning signs, ways to approach someone they are worried about, how to spot behavioral changes in someone, a list of professionals where someone can get help if they are at risk or need someone to talk to.

    The FaceBook page will be shared and monitored by participants and group facilitator.

    Career Pathway/Field

    Health educator; medicine; nursing; communications


    The following Health standards followed by GDOE apply to this project:


    Utilize skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.



    Demonstrate how to ask for and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others.


    1) Parents will attend a parent workshop prior to student workshops. Students should attend 1 workshop a week for 4 weeks. Workshops will last approximately 1 - 1.5 hours each session.

    2) To close each session, students will list down a summary of the key points learned from the workshop for that day. This is in preparation for creating their Facebook page.

    3) After completing all 4 workshops, the students will finalize the Lifelines Suicide Prevention Facebook page. This includes formatting a document with their written summaries and a list of resources.


    Issue Area

    Suicide Prevention Skills

    Agency Description

    Non-Profit Prevention Program

    Point of Contact Informations


    Comments about the Project Location

    In coordination with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam and Micronesian Resource Center One Stop Shop, the workshops will be held at the Harmon McDonald's location on the second floor. This is a meeting space that our partner organization has been using to conduct workshops with youth who particpate in their programs.