"I like how mentors stay with you. They don’t give up on you, and when you are in trouble, they will always be there for you. They can come to your school and work with you. I like how we study and how we get to do various activities. We get to learn more things.”
Future Heroes Student - Kobe
Real Men Real Heroes works to diminish the gaps in knowledge and social skills among boys grades 3rd through 12th in our
Future Heroes program.
Through extensive weekly mentoring, we provide a safe and nurturing learning environment. We believe our Future Heroes are our next-generation leaders and we encourage them, through tutoring and character-building activities, to develop the skills needed to rise above challenges to achieve and experience life
at their fullest potential.
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Teen Heroes is a select group of young men and women in 12th grade who provide
Through Teen Heroes, we emphasize the importance of high scholastic achievement, help participants set goals and demonstrate self-respect. We anchor our work through our Real Men, Real Heroes Credo which states that Heroes are Honorable, Exemplary, Responsible and Optimistic.
"RMRH has changed my life and the life of my friends. The influence it has on young people is second to none. It has created a pipeline towards success starting with mentoring young people and going all the way up to high schoolers in the teen heroes program. It is truly a light in our community.”
Teen Hero Student - Payton
"In order for them to stay engaged, they have to care about it: their personal dream, goal or aspiration - who they want to become in life. This will drive them to take the steps necessary to accomplish their goals."
Hero - Anthony Leeks
Our Heroes are men who exemplify our work, mission and, who most importantly, connect with our students in ways that help bring out the best in all.
They assist with our tutoring, character-building experiences and speak throughout our community in classrooms and at various organizations’ events. Request a hero to come to speak at your school
Our heroes are nominated by community leaders and by members of our organization. Congratulations to all of our Heroes.
HOW WE DRIVE CHANGE
Culturally enriching experiences such as the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Chiefs and Oklahoma City Thunder partnerships reinforces the development of:
tolerance of diverse points of view
The RMRH program teachers students community engagement through volunteerism. Activities include: Mentoring, addressing assemblies, hosting Community Day, and volunteering at various community partner sites. These contributions add more than 5,000 hours of service to the Greater Wichita metro area.
The RMRH Character Development Curriculum is focused on continued cognitive development skills. Students learn to use concrete skills to develop more complex critical thinking skills.
RMRH Students learn the importance of academic excellence, with a STEM and literacy focus, career readiness and the significance of becoming lifelong learners. Students are able to earn essential work skills certificate badges in our Youth Employment Partnership; learn business acumen and participate in shadow opportunities through our Hero Speaker Series and Local Business Partnerships; participate in College and Tech prep and participate in college campus visits.