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HEROES For Students

HEROES For Students engages students in their academic content by connecting them to community role models.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

HEROES is a standards-based classroom curriculum supplement and online platform for networking K-12 teachers to role models from the community to apply students' academic content to the real world. The connections we foster between students and professional role models have three important implications for students: exposing students to diverse careers, engaging them in their classroom learning, and empowering them to achieve future success.


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    Richie Ressel

    Richie received his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from ASU. He has taught English as a second language for three years in a low-income school and is a Teach For America alumnus. As a result, he also became a first generation college graduate. Despite the challenge of finding role models, Richie persevered to bring guests from diverse backgrounds and careers to invest his students in their short- and long-term goals.

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    Chris Reina

    Chris Reina is a Ph.D. student in Management at ASU.Chris has a passion for teaching and empowering learners in the classroom and has previously worked as a consultant creating English language training curricula. As a Ph.D. student, Chris has studied the positive effects that volunteerism has on employees in the workplace and seen the transformative change that education can have.

Previous Investors

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    Arizona State University Great Little Company Network