LifeSavers is a peer-support suicide and crisis-prevention program designed to help teenagers cope healthfully with the challenges of drugs and alcohol, peer and family relationships, sexual issues, academic problems, aggression, anxiety, and suicide. LifeSavers is a recognized student organization in 27 high schools in Southern Illinois which have chosen to be pro-active in caring for their student population. LifeSavers trains selected students from 9th through 12th grades to be skilled listeners who can responsibly help other students deal with the emotional and situational crises of adolescence.
SIUCU employees Trent Wheeler andJamie Perryman volunteered at the Murder-Mystery Fundraiser for the regional Lifesavers group on February 26th, each donated about 30 hours of their time for the event. Also, Jana Ledbetter and Brian Maurizio donated 5 hour of time to be bartenders for the event.
In addition to staff participation, the credit union sponsored a table at the event and a member of our board of directors performed as a cast member in the murder-mystery play. The play was directed by Terri Addison, SIU Credit Union’s Director of Information Technology.