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WASD Schools Launch 'Find Your Anchor' Initiative

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April 12, 2022 | Community

Students hold their 'anchors' for a picture.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (APRIL 12, 2022) — Last week, with the help of the district's team of counselors and social workers, schools across the district launched the Find Your Anchor initiative, a grassroots movement aimed at suicide prevention, awareness and education.

Each school introduced the new initiative by asking students to think of what "anchors" them, or brings them joy, to keep them "firmly planted, no matter what winds or storms may come." Schools also were given customized “little blue boxes” filled with resources and information for struggling students purchased from the grassroots organization. 

The launch of the district-wide initiative is funded through a grant from the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's Annual Fund. 

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