What are Heroes?
Our Heroes are everyday people who fulfill the mission of our organization.
The Heroes are dedicated mentors that help provide guidance during our activities to ensure our Future Heroes find new ways to see the world and see value in themselves.
How does it work?
The Heroes participate in the activities and help provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. Our Heroes are excellent at diving into the deeper meaning of the lessons our Future Heroes are learning and how they apply to everyday life. It is extremely important to the Heroes that our students learn how to speak to people and to be comfortable expressing themselves. Mentors will also help with exploring life pathways, setting goals, and identifying resources for our Future Heroes.
Executive Director - Kyle Ellison
Program Manager - JaNeace Bluma
HERO Programming VISTA – Bobby Bell
HERO Programming VISTA – Devyn Fields
HERO Programming VISTA – Joshua Jackson
HERO Programming VISTA – Cameron Morgan
Board of Directors
Paul Cruz - Board Chair - Wichita Police Department - Public Information Officer
Courtney Bengtson - Board Vice Chair - Wichita Community Foundation - Director of Strategic Initiatives
Joel Davis - Treasurer - SurePrep - National Account Success Manager
Melissa Knoeber - Board Member - Fidelity Bank - EVP, Director of Culture and Talent
Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade - Board Member - Evergy - Economic Development Manager
Careem Gladney - Board Member - Cargill - Business Manager
Jonathan McRoy -
Tasha Parker - Board Member - Owner and Operator - Tasha Parker Therapy and Consultation Services
Akeam Ashford - Board Member - Director of Strategic Communications - Sedgwick County Strategic Communications Office
Corinthian Kelly - Board Member - Management Intern - Sedgwick County Manager’s Office