RAHWAY — This year marks the 10th anniversary of the “Heroes & Cool Kids” program affiliation with Rahway’s School District. Throughout the year, high school students representing Heroes & Cool Kids will make three visits to sixth grade classrooms in each of Rahway’s elementary schools.
The first encounter is a social endeavor designed to establish a relationship between the younger and older students. During the second meeting, the high school students talk frankly about their personal experiences with bullying and bad sportsmanship, present possible scenarios, role play and offer alternative behaviors. At the final session, the focus is on substance abuse.
Heroes & Cool Kids, which began operating in 1989, 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.
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