The Heroes & Cool Kids program empowers students who are Scholar/Athletes to become mentors for our Middle School 6th grade students. The Heroes facilitate the program by modeling positive life skills, values and better decision making, helping others negotiate through the pressures associated with tobacco, drug and alcohol use and abuse, resolving conflict, bullying and violence, and increasing physical activity as an alternative to destructive behavior. Heroes build feelings of mutual trust and respect to encourage an open dialogue with the 6th graders and format strategies that will lead to a positive future