The HEROES peer mentoring program has gotten off to a strong start this quarter. The program has introduced new components and now offers students club meetings, leader meetings, workshops, one on one mentoring, and opportunities to participate in group service projects. The program focuses on providing support to ESL, GED, and CEO students but welcomes and encourages any interested students to join. The club, which is essentially the core of the program, has been growing rapidly this quarter, with 34 students at our most recent meeting! Each week students do activities and have discussions surrounding important themes.
HEROES have also already participated in two service projects this quarter. On Martin Luther King Jr. day they stepped up to lead the food drive team at the Fred Meyer on Aurora and 185th. The HEROES team won the competition for collecting the most food, bringing in over 2,300 pounds of food! On February 3rd, nine HEROES students also volunteered to help sort food collected from the on campus food drive into emergency food bags for students. (Photo: Program Coordinator Caela Smith and HEROES students Bekah Thorne, Husene Dukuray, Annika Fithian, Elouiessa Muana and Amadou Konate at the Fred Meyer location).
HEROES strives to help students gain leadership skills, get connected to resources, and build a community on campus. The HEROES club meets every Tuesday at 12:30 in room 1524. For more information, you can contact AmeriCorps HEROES Program Coordinator Micaela Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 533-6776, or in office 5204 in the FOSS building.
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Caela Smith, HEROS Program Coordinator