Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S.

Helpers Engaged in Reaching Our Evolving Students

Henrico County Public Schools
HEROES Mentoring Program

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living – if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way.  A mentor.”  –Denzel Washington

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OUR H.E.R.O.E.S. PROGRAM ALIGNS WITH
THE HENRICO LEARNER PROFILE

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Quality Character
Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S. mentoring develops
a trusting relationship that brings young people together with trained, caring individuals. Mentors offer support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence, resiliency and character of the mentee.
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Global Citizen
Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S. Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.
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Collaborator
Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S. has partnered with WE Schools to inspire and empower youth to take action and make a difference by collaborating with one another to create plans on how to have an impact on issues that matter most to them.
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Critical Thinker
Through a partnership with WE Schools, 
youth are able to gain real-world skills in leadership and communication by creating 
service-learning campaigns which make a difference locally or globally.

H.E.R.O.E.S. HIGHLIGHTS

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Anytime, Anywhere

“Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others.”  
David Stoddard

Student Owned

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”
—John C. Maxwell

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Authentic & Connected

“I am success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”  
 
Abraham Lincoln

 

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Community Supported

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
— Steven Spielberg

Vision

We envision a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support which in turn allows them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.

Mission

To create a structured district-wide mentoring model aimed at recruiting and training individuals who develop trusting relationships with young people.

To promote quality mentoring for the youth in Henrico by supporting school-based student mentoring coordinators through professional development and recruitment efforts.

Mentoring can change the course of young lives and the future of our communities.

Students who have a mentor are…

1 %
More likely to be enrolled in college
-2 %
More likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
1 %
More likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities
1 %
More likely to be interested in becoming mentors
1 %
More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team
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ONE relationship impacts TWO lives.

HCPS

Henrico County Public Schools is a diverse county consisting of 72 schools located in the Greater Richmond Area.

About Us

Henrico H.E.R.O.E.S. promotes quality mentoring programs for the youth in Henrico County Public Schools. We are passionate about providing nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support that will allow students to develop into their full potential and make informed, responsible decisions as members of their community.

Contact Us

Henrico County Public Schools
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA  23223

Office:  804.652.3813
Fax:  804.652.3882

Leslie V. Waller
lvwaller@henrico.k12.va.us

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