Every day, students are increasingly confronted with a variety of challenges which interfere with the ability to succeed in school. To deal with these challenges, Middle School students need to develop self-esteem and coping skills. Emotional factors such as depression and the use of drugs and alcohol can create barriers to the process of success in school. The Radnor Township School District recognizes that such barriers impede student success in school, and it has developed a program for identifying students who are experiencing difficulty and provides them with resources to help overcome these challenges. One part of this commitment is the Student Assistance Program known as M.S. H.O.P.E. - Middle School: Helping Our Pupils' Esteem.