HEROs
    By Kelly Schiffman HEROS COALITION In 2010, a small group of concerned community members convened for the first focus group to address issues on bullying in Waconia schools — a grassroots effort. Four years later, many of those same members are still sitting around the table, not onl...Read More
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As a Youth Development Specialist & Community Programmer, Maureen Farrell has a passion for building community through supporting and advocating for youth and families. She lives the “it takes a village to raise a child.” As the new Drug Free Communities grant coordinator, she comes with a s...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 co...Read More
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