Other Programs

HEROES Youth Leadership

Who can join HEROES?

Membership in the HEROES Project is open to all young people ages 14 – 24 whose lives have been impacted by foster care or adoption. We take a very broad view of the term foster care to include any youth who has had to spend time being parented outside of their birth family. Our members include youth who:

• Are currently in foster or congregate care
• Have experienced foster care, kinship care or emancipated from care
• Were adopted from foster care
• Were adopted internationally

At the present time the HEROES program is limited to young people who live or go to school in Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden counties.