Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Eli Downie and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Deputy Secretary Ellen DiDomenico today joined students at Halifax High School to highlight the wellness supports available during the holiday season and beyond.
Hagarty, Downie, and DiDomenico helped students craft snowflakes with positive supportive messages to be displayed at school entrances and touted the district’s Student Assistance Program and “Concern/Each Other’s Keeper” program. Concern & Each Other’s Keeper (EOK) encourages students look out for one another, and to ask for help from adults when they are struggling.
“No matter the time of year, it is critical that we look out for one another and under the district’s unwavering leadership, Halifax students are leading the way in supporting their friends and peers,” said Acting Secretary Hagarty. “The holiday season and winter months can be especially difficult for some individuals, and the Wolf Administration stands committed to providing critical supports and resources to our students, educators, and school communities.”