HEROs

Growing up has never been easy. Throughout our journey from infancy to adulthood, we all face adversity — it is a natural part of life. Today’s children face daily stressors and difficulties, and these are at times coupled with other setbacks such as: family problems, serious illnesses, personal crises, or painful losses. They may also [...]

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Promoting the Power of the Positive Kids spend 13+ years at school, and their experiences there help shape who they become. That is why we at HEROs feel it is so important to be a support to schools — and why we’d like to encourage you to support them, too. So many things influence kids [...]

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HEROs come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Being a hero requires courage and strength to stand up for and respect yourself and others. Building a community coalition to help our youth do this takes people and passion. I am thrilled to introduce the first Waconia HEROs Coalition monthly column. Three years ago, a grassroots [...]

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When the Waconia HEROs (Helping Empower & Respect Others) Coalition was created in 2010, its goal was to help eliminate bullying by orchestrating community-wide efforts that empower youth to feel safe, respected, connected and equipped to engage in respectful interaction. By all accounts, the coalition is making strides towards that goal. Activities have included a [...]

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