Boosting Students’ Confidence

Looking and feeling your best can make a big difference in your performance at work, school or other activities. However, some students don’t have the privilege to wake up in the morning to everything they need.

Media teacher Heather Nichols, health teacher Summer Hudelson, PACT teacher Jodi Henry and resource aide Angela Frank, along with community members Anna Hudelson and Dessica Albertson, founded an organization to help PHS students obtain necessary items, called The Essentials Project.

The Essentials Project was started in March of 2018, and the group has spent the last four months securing grants, finding partners and collecting items.

“I want to emphasize that if you are requesting items, we absolutely protect your identity. The only people who will know what an individual is requesting is myself and the person requesting the items. If you need an item, we will help you, and you do not have to worry about being embarrassed,” said Nichols.

You can contribute to The Essentials Project by visiting the organization’s website, located on the PHS website under “For Students” or by contacting a staff member of the organization.

“I want to thank everyone who is making this program a reality. We feel like this is step one for us. More help is on the horizon,” said Nichols.

Story by Gracie Walls

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