The Treehouse HEROES (Helping Everyone Receive Our Everyday Stories) Youth Leadership Program is a membership-based program for young people impacted by foster care and adoption.
HEROES is designed to offer opportunities civic engagement, character growth, and leadership development, and is a growing and evolving catalyst for teen engagement in the Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Movement.
Our three-fold mission — to change, to teach, and to build community — is accomplished through an intergenerational partnership where the voices of young people are included, and respected. Through the arts, adventure, and advocacy we encourage these kids to be leaders in their own lives, the lives of their peers and families, and ultimately their communities.
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.