Student Assistance Program Providing Essential Support for Students in Need

What is the Student Assistance Program? The Prosser School District recognizes that students are faced with obstacles that may hinder their ability to perform their best academically or in other areas of life.

They may need extra support with the issues they experience in and out of school. These obstacles may include struggles with alcohol and or drugs, stress management, and other issues. The Student Assistance Program is designed to provide services and assistance to the students at Prosser High School and Housel Middle School to support and help them overcome obstacles that get in the way of their goals and education.

Services Provided

  • Individual Counseling

  • Weekly Support/Education Groups

  • Classroom Education

  • Assessment and Screening for Services

  • Referrals to Community Providers

  • Student Involvement in Prevention Club and Activities for Leadership Development

"If you really serious ’bout helpin’ somebody, crawl down in the ditch with ’em, bandage up their wounds, and stick with ’em until they is strong enough to crawl up on your back and get out." Denver Moore

The Prevention Intervention Specialist

Lishka Springer is the the prevention intervention specialist for Prosser High School. She also serves on the executive team for Prosser Thrive. She uses the Project Success Curriculum.

Communities In Schools Site Coordinator

The mission of Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based Site Coordinator, CIS brings community resources into schools to empower success for all students by removing barriers that may be preventing them from being successful; keeping kids in schools and on the path to graduation focusing on attendance, behavior and school work.  For more information please contact the Site Coordinators below:

Linda Villanueva, MSW
CIS Site Coordinator
Housel Middle School

Erika Alvarez
CIS Site Coordinator
Prosser High School

Contact the Student Assistance Program Today! If you or someone you know is struggling, we want to hear about it.
Contact Lishka Springer Taylor at 509.786.1224

How will you get involved? Help us make a positive impact in our community. There's something for everyone!