I called the Grossmont District Office and learned that Grossmont H.S. has only Peer Counceling program in the District. At Grossmont H.S. I have found that Kristina Santoro has been supportive of this program, and she is willing to work with our Rotary Club in helping many students. Grossmont H.S. has 2200 students, and the adult professionals cannot always develop an in depth relationship with each student. The Peer counselors are identified to all students. The Peer counselors are available at all times during the school day. The Peer counselors interact with students regarding bullying, substance abuse, home abuse, and other professional matters. It is my experience that often students will talk with other students in stead of talking professional; adults. The Peer counselors will be trained to make the appropriate referrals for students needing intervention. The school has been training students more than 20 years at Grossmont H.S. and it has been successful.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".