First Friends is a program that was developed during the 2012-13 school year. Student First Friends were nominated by teachers, administrators, counselors, and by other students as many first friends are students that demonstrate leadership skills in and out of the classroom, are kind to others, and indicate that they would like to take part in creating a positive school environment for all Schoo students. First Friends do this in a variety of different ways such as being inclusive, welcoming new students, promoting peaceful problem solving, making connections with students who may not be adjusting to the demands of adolescence, and by communicating with trusted adults when they observe peers struggling to make good choices. Being a part of the First Friend Program is a privilege, honor and responsibility. Students are required to fill out an application and are expected to participate in trainings.