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Heroes In Waiting is a FREE, robust, 12-lesson anti-bullying and peace-building curriculum that goes beyond basic anti-bullying information to incorporate evidence-based best practices for meeting children’s core needs of safety and belonging. Ideal for students in 4th-8th grades, we’ve mindfully designed it for use by:

What’s included in the Heroes In Waiting CURRICULUM?

BECOMING A HERO

Learn how to spot the different types of bullying behavior, and some of the actions you can take to help stop bullying behavior.

CONNECTION & FRIENDSHIP

Learn about friendship, how to make genuine connections with others, and how easy it can be to make new friends.

UNDERSTANDING ROLES

Learn about the different roles people play when it comes to bullying behavior, and how we can work together to stop bullying.

DIFFERENCES

Learn about the ways people are different, how our differences make us unique, and why it's important to respect differences.

UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Learn about your right to an education without being harassed or humiliated, and the responsibility of adults to protect your rights.

VICIOUS & VIRTUOUS CYCLES

Learn about different cycles of behavior, and how your actions can help prevent bullying behavior and stop it in its tracks.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & RESILIENCE

Learn how these qualities can help you both deal with difficult emotions and experience more of the emotions you enjoy.

HEROES RECOGNIZE & TAKE ACTION

Learn about needs and how you can be a hero who recognizes people’s unmet needs and steps up to help!

DO THE RIGHT THING

Learn how to be assertive instead of aggressive, and ways to deal with harassment, both online and in real life.

EXPANDING OUR INFLUENCE

Learn how to be a hero with influence by being a friend and supporter, taking responsibility, and taking initiative.

CREATING A CULTURE OF BELONGING

Learn how to create an environment that helps people feel safe and feel like they belong. This is a key to stopping bullying behavior.

INTEGRATION & REVIEW

Review all the great things you learned, and explore ways to bring these new skills into your everyday lives as heroes!

What’s DOES EACH LESSON INCLUDE?

Each lesson is designed to be completed in under 30 minutes and includes everything you need to guide 4th-8th grade students on their journey to being a hero.

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Experience the Curriculum

Want to know more? Check out the complete assets from one of our favorite lessons.

Learn about friendship, how to make genuine connections with others, and how easy it can be to make new friends.

What Educators Are Saying

"I am LIVING for these Heroes in Waiting sessions with 5th graders. They're so intuitive and tuned in. This has been a joy so far. Just wanted to share the sunshine!"
“This curriculum is a powerful tool to help our students and teachers navigate the challenges of bullying behavior in our world today." ​
“Every elementary and middle school in the country needs this material!“
"The Heroes in Waiting team has put together practical, helpful, and relatable videos, handouts, and activities to educate us all, and they have given us courage to be a hero in waiting.”
"I really loved Lesson 4 [How Our Differences Make Us Stronger], and think we all need those reminders today. So glad you included that topic."

Access all 12 anti-bullying & peace-building lessons at no charge!