The mission of HEROS is to use the game of ice hockey to teach life-skills and empower at risk youth. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2000, HEROS provides free ice hockey programming for at risk youth, offering a safe and stable environment for young people to succeed, experiment and connect. HEROS programs provide youth a “team for life” by celebrating in their first goal on the ice and assisting in their dreams off the ice. HEROS educates youth of all backgrounds; providing opportunities for development, scholarship and personal success while focusing on four fundamental behaviours:
Listening, Respect, Discipline and Having Fun.