Welcome to The Heroic Journey!
We are thrilled to present this groundbreaking Social Emotional Learning program — created by psychologists and veteran educators — which teaches crucial skills, using stories and characters that children find relatable.
As teachers, educators, and parents, we continually ask:
• How can we teach and inspire children to emulate introspective, self-compassionate, empowered behavior for themselves, when faced with internal challenges?
• How can we instill the skills and values that lead children to enact pro-social, compassionate behavior in their communities — especially when they encounter injustice and cruelty?
The Heroic Journey teaches children to act heroically — for themselves and others.
We look forward to this journey with you!
Dr. Chris Coker, Carrie Goldman,
Dr. Janina Scarlet, Chase Masterson,
And the Y-USA / Pop Culture Hero Coalition Team
Why Pop Culture?
Research shows that children learn most effectively in ways that they find relatable, accessible — and fun! Here is a video by Coalition Chief Psychologist and Neuroscientist Dr. Janina Scarlet, which explains our use of stories and characters which contain valuable lessons, and which children love.
5-4 Social Media: Funny Vs Mean
5-5 Asking for Help
7-1 Intro to Hero's Journey
7-2 Call to Adventure
7-3 Crossing the Threshold
7-4 Allies, Mentors and Enemies
7-5 Master of 2 Worlds
6-1 Victim Blaming Vs Supporting a Target
6-2 How to Safely Help a Target
6-3 Building Systems of Support