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New program at school will seek out, train "natural helpers"


Who does a student with personal problems turn to in a time of need? Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is bringing back a program that helps students with problems connect with peers they can talk to about them.

A new “Natural Helpers” program at Lake Roosevelt is identifying who students turn to for help, and sending them on a retreat so they can learn how to better help their peers when they need someone to talk to.

Natural Helpers was a program last in the high school 20 years ago but “collapsed because of a lack of funding,” said Jesse Utz, Pathways coordinator at LR, a...

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