Rock Solid support with Suicide Prevention and Escape the Vape Resources on the back of each Student ID Card

Posted September 27, 2021 at 5:47 am by

Rock Sol­id is the youth pre­ven­tion team with the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion, help­ing pro­mote health and well­ness in our community.

Three years ago, Rock Sol­id reached out to then school prin­ci­pal, Fred Woods, and asked if they could get valu­able free resources for Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion and Escape the Vape print­ed on the back of all the Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle and High School stu­dents IDs cards. Thank­ful­ly, every­one could see the ben­e­fit of this pre­ven­tion project.

Luke Finch­er, Rock Solid’s leader, came up with the idea when they start­ed to hand out the wal­let-size Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion pam­phlets on the student’s lock­ers each Decem­ber in their hall­ways as a men­tal health pro­mo­tion cam­paign. Luke said, “If we print these resources on the back of our Stu­dent ID cards, our peers will have the impor­tant resources when they need them, in the palm of their hand!”

Rock Sol­id is on a roll! This year, Rock Sol­id had to piv­ot with a new school pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Mr. Bell, and a print­ing lab only offer­ing one-sided print­ing. Luke arranged to get the Stu­dent IDs this week with the sup­port of Mr. Bell and Mr. Yablonovsky, the new FHHS Prin­ci­pal. The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion donat­ed the funds need­ed to get 500 stick­ers for the new Stu­dent ID cards and an extra 500 stick­ers for the Stu­dent Plan­ners, anoth­er great idea from Rock Sol­id mem­ber Madi­son Buehler! Luke, Madi­son, and Maile, a HOTS Jr. Pre­ven­tion mem­ber, put the stick­ers on the back of each Stu­dent ID to help sup­port their peer’s health and well-being.

Rock Sol­id also con­tributes their $1000 prize mon­ey from a Red Rib­bon con­test they won with the Judge’s Choice for their themed con­test entry. This mon­ey will help the school to pur­chase an in-house Stu­dent ID card machine. This machine will allow for 2‑sided print­ing and the abil­i­ty to update their resources as need­ed. Plus, new stu­dents will get their ID made quick­ly and still include the print­ed resources on the back.

Rock Sol­id wants to see these crit­i­cal resources on the back of our Stu­dent IDs for years to come. Way to build a sus­tain­able pre­ven­tion project, Rock Sol­id! Con­grat­u­la­tions to Luke Finch­er, senior, and fresh­man, Madi­son Buehler and 7th grad­er Maile Buehler for their time and ded­i­ca­tion to ensur­ing this project was suc­cess­ful even in these chal­leng­ing times.

They are Rock Solid!

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