Current Events

Bikers Against Bullying Motorcycle Run & Rally

Come join us on May 31 at 10:30am SHARP for the First Annual Bikers Against Bullying Motorcycle Run & Rally Click Here to register online or Click here to print the registration form.

Golf Outing

The 2014 Heroes & Cool Kids Golf Invitational's will be held on June 23, 20104 at the Edgewood Country Club in Rivervale, NJ. Stay tuned for the photos from 2013 Click Here

TD Bank Raises Money

Support Heroes & Cool Kids at no cost you to. Open an account at TD Bank. Click Here

Sweatshirts

By popular demand we now sell Heroes & Cool Kids Sweatshirts. Click Here

News

Find out all the latest news that has been happening with Heroes & Cool Kids. Click Here

Districts

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  • Monmouth
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  • Sussex
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About Heroes & Cool Kids

WHO WE ARE

Heroes & Cool Kids, which began operating during the 1998-99 school year, is a not-for-profit organization based in New Jersey. The program utilizes the services of current and former professional athletes whose personal life experiences enable them to train high school student leaders.

WHAT WE DO

The athletes train high school students to mentor middle school students on important life skills, including sportsmanship, conflict resolution and positive lifestyle choices highlighting drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention.

WHEN WE DO IT

The program runs each school year from November until May.

WHERE WE DO IT

Heroes & Cool Kids is currently implemented in nine counties around New Jersey. The athletes and high school students make three site visits to the middle schools each year.

To prepare, the high school students must complete three training conferences before mentoring the middle school students. These conferences are held at the Vonation (Vonage in Holmdel, NJ) and at Bergen Community College in Paramus.

WHY WE DO IT

Mission Statement

"The goal of Heroes & Cool Kids is to promote pro-social behavior in students and to create a caring and disciplined school climate"

This program is successful because the elementary school students look up to their high school mentors as role models, making a positive impact on both.

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Sponsors

PricewaterCoopers
DRS TechnologiesEnergex Systems
Bergen Community College
Sony Electronics
PNC Bank
TD Charitable Foundation
United Water
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Vonage
Bergen Community College