High School Heroes
High School Heroes is a student leadership program that creates opportunities for high school students to inspire elementary and middle school students to stay in school and reach their highest potential.
Target Population Student leaders from TTA’s participating high schools are recruited to be a part of the program. Categories of student leaders include:
- Football Players
- Basketball Players (boys or girls)
- Drill Team Members
- Student Council Members
- Students w/High GPA’s
- ROTC Members
- Dance Team
- Track Team Members
- Other School Organizations
The focus of the High School Heroes program is to train student leaders to enrich their personal and academic life by taking action that will have a lasting impact on students in the lower grades.
Our intent is to help these students work together to make a real change in their community and combine academic learning with service to the community. Program components include:
Fifty students from each participating high school (25 students in the Fall and 25 in the Spring) are selected to participate in the program. Selected students serve as High School Heroes for one semester—Fall or SpringA primary focus of the program is the one-day outreach event for elementary and middle-school students.
- A seven-week leadership development track in a school setting
- Small groups interaction during the school year
- One-day outreach to elementary and middle school students
- Community service project
- Scholarship banquet
Each semester, 25 students from every high school cluster visit the elementary and middle schools in their clusters for the purpose of inspiring the younger children to excel in school and in life.
High School Heroes help develop positive, constructive behavior in elementary and junior high students.
Activities with these younger students focus on the following developmental assets: commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. What TTA provides:
What the schools provide:
- Transportation to and from the feeder schools
- Sack lunches for all participants
- Community service hours to all participating juniors and seniors
Date, Time and Location The majority of activities take place on the participating schools’ campuses. TTA and the schools determine specific dates and times for planned activities throughout the school year.
- Students that can serve as ambassadors for the school
- Permission for students to take one day away from classes
- Chaperones from the school