High school heroes speak messages of courage and perseverance

May 13, 2018

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High school heroes speak messages of courage and perseverance

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These "heroes" from Emerson Junior-Senior High School recently visited a sixth grade classroom at Patrick M. Villano Elementary School. According to the Heroes and Cool Kids website, about 2,800 high school “heroes” across the area speak to around 22,000 elementary school youngsters. These "heroes" lead lessons on courage and perseverance to help younger children make good social decisions.

These "heroes" from Emerson Junior-Senior High School recently visited a sixth grade classroom at Patrick M. Villano Elementary School. According to the Heroes and Cool Kids website, about 2,800 high school “heroes” across the area speak to around 22,000 elementary school youngsters. These "heroes" lead lessons on courage and perseverance to help younger children make good social decisions.

These "heroes" from Emerson Junior-Senior High School recently visited a sixth grade classroom at Patrick M. Villano Elementary School. According to the Heroes and Cool Kids website, about 2,800 high school “heroes” across the area speak to around 22,000 elementary school youngsters. These "heroes" lead lessons on courage and perseverance to help younger children make good social decisions.

Heroes and Cool Kids is a program loved by many sixth-grade students at Patrick M. Villano School. The “heroes” are students from Emerson Junior-Senior High School. They speak to the “cool kids” in the elementary school about making good decisions under peer pressue. The high school students attend training sessions and receive manuals on conducting classroom discussions. They visit about once a month. According to the program’s website, “In 1998 Heroes & Cool Kids started in just three school districts – Glen Rock, Perth Amboy and Monmouth New Jersey. To date, twenty eight hundred high school “heroes” are reaching over 22,000 elementary school youngsters.”

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