The HEROES Program has been used by well over a million students in more than 500 public, parochial and independent schools (K -12+ ) in 50 states and in three foreign countries. Teachers, counselors, librarians, administrators, social workers, parents, educational specialists, and after-school program and camp directors have all used and enjoyed the HEROES Program. HEROES has been used in all 15 adult prisons under the aegis of the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections (ranging from ‘Boot Camp’ to ‘Maximum Security’ settings) where it was professionally evaluated by an independent research group. In the prison schools, HEROES was used primarily for GED preparation and character education. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington has used it for after-school and summer enrichment for club members. Teacher centers have used HEROES for professional development. HEROES has also been used in adult education settings; in camps and religious-based programs; and in schools and in preventative and rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders and at-risk populations. The classroom instructional settings in which HEROES is been used have ranged from the traditional to the progressive and constructivist. Programs for the gifted, for special education, for character education, for ESL instruction, and for service learning have used HEROES to enhance their core materials. The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf uses HEROES throughout its school in classrooms ranging from pre-K to 12th grade. It has also been used in community-based organizations; by counselors in advisory sessions; and by social workers working with foster-care youth. It has been used in independent-living and life-skills centers. Charter schools, such as the Harlem Day Charter School (K-4); Core Knowledge based schools; and alternative educational programs like that at Derita Alternative Public School in Charlotte, NC, whose comprehensive preventative program for middle and secondary school students (both the at-risk and/or juvenile offenders) have used the program on a daily basis for over three years with extraordinary rewards for both faculty and students. HEROES has been used and evaluated in Catholic Schools (K-12) throughout ten counties in southern Indiana that comprise the Diocese of Evansville, IN. It has also been used in the Midland Independent School District, Midland, TX, with exceptionally gifted elementary school students as part of their enrichment program. And for many years, HEROES has been used throughout the State of New Jersey in many K-12 public schools; the state of New Jersey’s Department of Education has designated HEROES as an 'Exemplary Character Education Program'. Recently, HEROES has been adopted for use in The International School of Paris and The Raoul Wallenberg School in Sweden. In addition to the above sites, A STUDY OF HEROES has been in use in diversity of other settings including libraries; senior centers; intergenerational programs; home-schooling sites; citizenship and leadership programs; and in colleges and universities.

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