30 LA Students participated in a day-long training with NAMI Maine on November 9, 2023

Lincoln Academy’s Sources of Strength is a peer leadership program designed to create a more positive school culture. The program is in its third year at LA, and currently has almost 30 students involved.

Last week, students did a day-long peer leader training with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine’s Sources of Strength training team in KB Hall. The peer leaders and their adult advisors will be launching a Thankfulness themed campaign after Thanksgiving break. The campaign goals are to reach and engage with students from all parts of the school community and spread messages of hope, health, and strength.

Sources of Strength is a national program that was founded upon a vision to move upstream in the prevention cycle. Increasing resiliency, connection, help seeking, belonging, protective factors, and healthy coping allows us to have a much more comprehensive approach to prevention. This is a model where wellness is the goal, and prevention is an outcome of that goal.

Sources of Strength is advised by Lisa Katz, Amy Winkle, Abi Iverson from the CLC YMCA, and Frazier Arets from Skidompha Library.