Reeds Spring High School Partners with Nonprofit to Help Students Thrive

A first-of-its-kind relationship between a high school and a nonprofit shows promising results for students. Reeds Spring High School has formed a partnership with I Pour Life, a Springfield-based nonprofit that aims to bring sustainable change to individuals, families, and communities.

A LifeStrengths coach from I Pour Life visits RSHS once a week. The coach meets with students and develops strategies to improve attendance, academic performance, behavior, and relationships with family and peers.

“I Pour Life’s vision really aligns with the culture at Reeds Spring High School,” said principal Dr. Isaac Sooter. “This is another layer of support for students, to make sure they thrive.”

School staff members sometimes recommend students to the I Pour Life coach. Other times, students choose to visit on their own. More than 50 students have participated at some point this school year.

“I Pour Life couldn't be more excited about our relationship with Reeds Spring High School,” said Jeremy Alvarez, LifeStrengths Director. “The leadership in the building is all about seeing youth succeed and employing innovative methods to see it happen. There is not a better school to be the first to try this approach in the school setting.”
 
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Photo caption: I Pour Life's Tyler Head engages with a student at Reeds Spring High School.