The School Counselor's Role
School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. They lead, advocate and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage and assess.
Each year EmpowerMT provides training to thousands of students and educators across Montana that empowers them with skills to create safer, more inclusive school communities.
For more information: https://www.empowermt.org/
Montana Career Pathways
Montana Career Pathways is a college and career initiative that helps students learn about career options that are in demand in Montana. Find out what activities you can engage in or classes you can take to prepare for your next step after high school graduation. Find careers that interest you, research education and training opportunities, and start down your path.
Hotlines and Helplines
Free, anonymous service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When you dial 2-1-1, you’ll be connected to a trained resource specialist who has access to comprehensive database listings of nearly all health and human services that exist in the area. This includes but is not limited to: rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelters, where to get employment help, medical and mental health assistance, help with transportation, and trained suicide intervention counseling. You can also get information on affordable child care, information about caring for an aging relative, or help recovering from a disaster. Information is available through the Montana 211 website as well.