United Way of San Juan County Funds Elementary School Intervention Program
By Alexis Hauck, Primary Intervention Program Coordinator, Friday Harbor Elementary School
Thank you, United Way of San Juan County!
The Primary Intervention Program, also known as “PIP” or “Special Pal Program” at Friday Harbor Elementary School, would like to thank the United Way of San Juan County for their continued support.
The program works with students from kindergarten through 3rd grade.
As we know, children’s lives are full of changes, most of which they have no control over. These changes can cause worry, sadness, and stress in their lives and can make it difficult for them to concentrate in the classroom.
The students in the program come once a week to the “playroom” where they have an opportunity to play out these worries or feelings. Through an accepting relationship and encouragement from a trained “special pal,” these students discover their strengths, as well as learn self-control and how to make appropriate and responsible choices.
The program is vital to the health of our elementary school students. The United Way of San Juan County helps support this program and without their assistance, the PIP Program would not be possible.
Thank you, United Way of San Juan County for your dedicated support. It has made such a positive impact on our young population.