Our Kids Are Tech Addicted. We Can Help.

Neglected Child

It’s not your imagination: Screens are doing something to our kids.

Just ask Tara Savedra, a speech-language pathologist based in Edmond, Oklahoma. She’s been working with students for almost 20 years – since before social media, smartphones, or iPads. Over time her experience had taught her what to expect about how kids act, how they react, and how they operate. But about a dozen years ago, not long after the dawn of smartphones and social media, something changed.

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Aligned with Greatness

Ashley Hoggatt

Champion, cheerleader, trusted advisor.

These are just a few words that come to mind when we think about Heroes In Waiting board chair and D.D. Kirkland Elementary School principal Ashley Hoggatt. That’s why it was no surprise to us to learn that she has been recognized for not one, but two prestigious awards this year

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It Takes an Educator

Tammy Jensen

At Heroes In Waiting, anti-bullying curriculum and programming are at the heart of what we do. And educators – teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff – are the number-one way our message reaches the kids who need it most. That’s why we are so grateful to welcome lifelong educator Tammy Jensen as our new education coordinator. In this position, she’ll serve as our primary liaison with schools who are implementing Heroes In Waiting curriculum, walking alongside educators, assisting with implementation, and incorporating their feedback to continually improve our programming.

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A Smile for a Smile

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A Smile for a Smile Heroes In Waiting is ALL SMILES to announce our new partnership with the amazing souls at Orthodontic Associates. With their huge heart for kids’ mental health, this cause-minded corporation is offering some of their patients who pay for their orthodontic treatment up front the option to donate the entire cost of treatment to Heroes in Waiting. “We are overwhelmed,” says Heroes In Waiting executive director Jim Stewart. “To not just serve their

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Heroes In Waiting Welcomes Our Newest Hero

At Heroes In Waiting, trust, collaboration, and the celebration of one another’s unique talents are central to our core values. That’s why we’re thrilled to kick off the new year by welcoming new talent to our team! Rachel Smith, a senior at the University of Oklahoma studying advertising and digital marketing, will contribute to our critical mission of kids mental wellness as our new digital marketing intern.

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Celebrating Our Very Own Hero

Celebrating Our Very Own Hero

Heroes In Waiting is SO PROUD to honor our own real-life hero! Executive Director Jim Stewart was recently recognized with the inaugural “Second-Half Hero” award by the good folks at Second Half Expo, an annual event that honors seniors by serving up “everything for the 50+ generation.”…

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