Heroes In Waiting is thrilled to welcome the newest partner in our mission to ensure the safety and mental well-being of kids: MetroFamily Magazine. In the coming months we’ll be privileged to collaborate on timely podcasts, articles, events, and other exciting content – all with the crucial goal of strengthening youth, families, and community.
“In terms of our mission of getting life-changing resources out into the community on a large scale, this partnership is a godsend,” says Heroes In Waiting executive director Jim Stewart. “We’re so excited to work with MetroFamily to amplify our message beyond the classroom and into homes, where families can work together on these tough issues.”
MetroFamily managing editor Erin Page shares the excitement. “We consistently receive requests from our parent audience for more expert advice on prioritizing and caring for the mental well-being of families,” she says. “Partnering with Heroes In Waiting allows us to provide much-needed access to resources that make a forever difference in enhancing empathy, peace-building and emotional regulation skills for families.”
One of the first collaborations is a MetroFamily Raising OKC Kids podcast appearance by Heroes In Waiting spokesperson and Oklahoma City Thunder hype guy Malcolm Tubbs. He’ll join Page to share his personal story, as well as anti-bullying and peace-building strategies for kids and families.
In the coming months families can also look forward to original editorial content aimed directly at parents on topics like goal-setting, helping youth deal with the daily pressures of school and relationships, and how to talk with your kids about their mental health.
In addition to these resources, parents can visit heroesinwaiting.org to access 12 FREE anti-bullying and peacebuilding lessons complete with videos, activities, and reflections. According to Page,“With their free researched-based curriculum, Heroes In Waiting is proactively addressing one of local parents’ top concerns: the mental health of our children.”