Announcing the 3rd Annual Acts of Service Contest Winners

Announcing the 3rd Annual Acts of Service Contest Winners

The Peer Helpers PLUS program continues to make a transformative impact across the nation, and ThriveWay is excited to share the remarkable outcomes from the 3rd Annual Acts of Service Contest! As a leading peer-to-peer prevention and support company, ThriveWay welcomed nominations from educational institutions nationwide that have successfully implemented their evidence-based Peer Helpers PLUS program. With more than 1,000 schools implementing this program, these schools have risen to the top. They have excelled in creating positive change in the lives of their students and communities through this powerful initiative.

ThriveWay is delighted to announce the overall winner of the 2024 Acts of Service Contest: Spanish Fort High School (Baldwin County Schools) for their exceptional submission of the "Reach Out Campaign". Their Peer Helpers created this 7-week campaign to promote mental health awareness, provide resources, and encourage self-love and support for others. Their goal was to build self-confidence and unity among students, breaking the stigma around mental health. The campaign focused on reaching out for help and supporting each other, aiming for suicide prevention. They will be awarded $1,000 in recognition of their outstanding Peer Helpers PLUS program.

The 2024 Acts of Service individual category winners, each receiving $500, are as follows:

Show the Way - Mass Inspiration Winners
Criteria: Campaigns or group activities that sparked a positive school climate

Morningview Elementary School (Montgomery County Schools) - "Spreading Joy & Academic Excellence"

7-12 - Split
Rehobeth Elementary & Middle School, Ashford Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary & High School (Houston County Schools) - “Kindness Campaign”

A Creative P.A.T.H Winners
Criteria: Inventive ways the P.A.T.H. component was brought to the school community (faculty introduction, student lessons, or parent communication)

K-6 - Split
Repton Junior High School & Conecuh Junior High School (Conecuh County Schools) - "Student Led P.A.T.H Lessons"

Deshler Middle School (Tuscumbia City Schools) - "REACHing the P.A.T.H”

Be the Good: Meet the Need Winners
Criteria: An impactful time when a Peer Helper saw the need of another student and met it

No Submission

Robertsdale High School (Baldwin County Schools) - "In His Shoes”

Lend a Hand: Successful Connections
Criteria: Testimonies from one-on-one support (mentoring, tutoring, or buddies)

Highland Elementary School (Etowah County Schools) - "You Got a Friend in Me"

Sardis Middle School (Etowah County Schools) - "Making a Difference One Life at a Time/Following Up With Mentoring"

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for making a difference in your communities!

For more details about all the winners, visit To learn more about ThriveWay and the Peer Helpers PLUS program, visit


About ThriveWay: ThriveWay is the leading peer-to-peer prevention and support company in the nation, empowering students to be academically, socially and emotionally successful; to recognize and resolve conflict; to value diversity; and to be advocates for positive change and healthy choices. Through their evidence-based Peer Helpers PLUS program, they partner with schools to promote the mental health of youth, teach peer advocacy and reduce student violence and suicide. For more information, visit