What is Project H.E.R.O.I.S.M.?
Project H.E.R.O.I.S.M. was developed to not only teach children the significance of serving their communities through classic and modern stories and follow-up discussions, but also to give them opportunities to put what they have learned into action through projects that benefit the communities in which they live. Best of all, they get to wear a cape while demonstrating the true tenets of heroism:
H.elp E.mpower R.espond O.rganize I.nspire S.erve M.obilize.
Schools, camps, clubs, and teams benefit from the positive PR with those in their community.
Local organizations (ex. shelters, humane societies, hospitals) benefit as the recipients of the children's projects (ex.sandwiches, bones, blankets).
How can teams/clubs get involved?
Daisy/Brownie troop leaders, cub masters, coaches, etc. should reach out to Project H.E.R.O.I.S.M.. We would love to design a project focused on a specific badge/patch or provide an opportunity for service credits. Typical sessions take place in a meeting spot of your choice and last 1-2 hours, but can be tailored to meet your needs.
How can schools and camps get involved?
School principals, preschool/camp directors, PTA presidents, etc. should reach out to Project H.E.R.O.I.S.M. We would love to work with specific classes or grade levels for 45 minute sessions once a month, providing a variety of community service opportunities and literature connections or we can create a custom-designed approach to meet your needs.
Why get involved with Project H.E.R.O.I.S.M?
Proven benefits when children volunteer, including: intellectual, social & emotional development, positive life-style choices, community betterment, life skills enhancement, and increased lifelong service commitments
A sense of community developed when you and your children play a significant role in bettering the lives and environment surrounding you
Lasting friendships made when children spend time with those who have a similar desire to learn and apply civic responsibility
Connections made between film and literature (movies and storybooks) and the world in which children live, therefore teaching vital comprehension and analysis skills
(Who doesn't love becoming a superhero?!?!) Receipt of a cape to wear while truly participating in an act of H.E.R.O.I.S.M.