Club of the Month: Heroes and Cool Kids

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One of the more unique clubs offered at North Rockland is Heroes and Cool Kids. Heros and Cool Kids is a program that allows high school students to mentor fifth and sixth graders about drugs, tobacco, and bullying. Throughout the year, a group of students go to Bergen Community College to be trained to learn how to speak to fifth and sixth graders about these touchy subjects. A few weeks after training, students go to Farley, Haverstraw, and Willow Grove Upper Elementary Schools. For the past three years,

 

I have been participating in Heroes and Cool Kids, and it’s a refreshing feeling looking at a class of sixth graders who begin to look up to you. I’ve had numerous scenarios where the kids I spoke to see me outside of a classroom and students get very excited to see me. It’s a very good feelings.

 

The advisors for Heroes and Cool Kids are Mr. Siuta, and Mr. Mulligan. Our advisor, Mr Siuta stated “This program provides a wonderful opportunity for our high school students to speak with elementary school students about making good choices and being a productive member of the school community. If you talk to a member of the club, they will tell you that they get as much out of the program as the younger students they are speaking to.”
Applications for Heroes and Cool Kids are located in the main office, with Mr. Mulligan’s secretary. Applications are due October 14th.

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