The Inner Hero Toys for Tots Program
Registration closes on Dec. 13th
The Inner Hero Celebrating Community Heros.
Pick up on Dec. 14th 9am - 2pm
The Inner Hero organization, in collaboration with the Brooklyn United Methodist Church and True Vine Ministry, will be distributing the Toys for Tots gifts to our Community Heros on December 14, 2019, from 9am to 2pm. The address is: 7200 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Please be there, with your ID, if you're registered for our program. For further information please call 763-516-6943 or email arussell@theinnerhero.com
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The Inner Hero Annual Basketball Tournament
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The Inner Hero hosted its 3rd annual basketball tournament. It’s a day where the community comes together for a day filled with athletic fun and sportsmanship. This event is just one of the ways we fulfill our goal to help build social interaction between the community and local officials.

Earlier this year we had over 1000 members of the community participate in numerous activities including, games of fitness, face painting and both kids and adults were able to spend time on and off the court with the Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis Fire Department and US Army. We believe sportsmanship helps create a bridge to developing positive relationships and teamwork in homes, schools and the community. The formation and engagement of positive interaction is directly related to The Inner Hero Mission & Vision.
Community/Police Discussions

The goal of these discussions is to provide a forum for community members and local police officials to address the challenges and solutions in building positive relations. The Inner Hero organization serves as the bridge to foster these discussions. So far, we’ve hosted community discussions with residents and Minnesota Chiefs of Police in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, Crystal and New Hope Minnesota. In 2020, we expect to foster the development of discussions in additional communities and police departments in the Twin Cities.

School/Police Breakfast Program

The Inner Hero Organization has launched a new breakfast program at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The program is geared towards building relationships with local police departments and middle school students. Our discussion while having breakfast with students, teachers, parents, officers, and community leaders centered around the use of social media and developing a positive attitude.

This year we initiated a new program with the Golden Valley Police department where officers will have breakfast with students and parents at their local schools. The purpose of this program is to build more positive interactions with youth that lead to impactful mentoring relationships. We believe we can change the climate that exists in some communities into one of positive dialogue that builds acceptance and trust. The bridge of trust will take time to build. However, we are committed to investing the resources necessary today to build the relationships we desire for our children, communities and police departments for the future.
Mentorship
These programs encourage community interaction, teach life skills, and build self-esteem. We provide two areas of mentorship.

Peer to Peer Mentorship: We seek to provide youth leaders with the structure and skills to be positive role models for their peers; hence, to empower and serve the community from within. We recruit successful 11th and 12th grade youth to become the mentors in the program. In addition, we select one mentor leader to represent each school’s program and assist the program specialist. The Peer Mentors may be the “star students” as well as students who once fulfilled the profile of the mentored students. All programs are onsite school-based under the supervision of school staff.

Community Leaders Mentorship (CLM): Volunteers build personal relationships by providing one on one mentoring and counseling. The CLM is paired with youth based upon their interests and focus, so that the youth are developing key skills during this time.
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The Inner Hero Gala
As a not-for-profit organization, The Inner Hero relies on the generosity of our community to
ensure that youth are provided quality educational resources and programs. The Inner Hero Gala helps advance the delivery of programs and services that will empower children and their families. This signature event will attract more than 300 attendees and will become one of the most prestigious and well-attended social fundraising events in the area. Community leaders, corporations, and local officials will help raise funds to support the Inner Hero vision of making sure that youth and young adults are educated, inspired, and equipped with all the tools they need to be successful.
Annual Community “Thank You” Celebration
The goal of this event is to thank participants in the community and further build interactions between local officials and the community. It’s a day of fun activities for children and adults, and it’s where relationships can be established over food and conversation. Additionally, it provides an avenue to encourage and recruit volunteers to contribute their time and talents to events and programs that will empower children and their families in the community.
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Our Mission

To provide youth with educational and career resources, along with mentorship that motivates and empowers them to become productive members of society. To support education and informational activities that increase community relations with local officials.

Vision

To ensure that the youth are educated, inspired, and equipped with all the tools they need to be successful.

Thank you, Community Heroes!

It was such a pleasure having fun at the Timberwolves game Saturday evening with everybody!

We are excited to continue growing our team of volunteer leaders throughout the MSP area!

We would love to share an experience like this with you soon!

Help us empower MORE Community Heroes!

Today, The Inner Hero Organization launched a new breakfast program at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The program is geared towards building relationships with local police departments and middle school students. Our discussion while having breakfast with students, teachers, parents, officers, and community leaders centered around the use of social media and developing a positive attitude.

Despite all of our differences within our homes, schools, communities, cities, states, and our nation, we at The Inner Hero Organization believe that love is the key in changing others’ unique lives. As you watch this video, please find The Inner Hero within you for us as a community to love again.

Our Community and Police Dialogues at North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center.

The Inner Hero Continues to Bring Community Together

The Inner Hero organization is working each and every day to bring the community and police to work together to bring about a safer and better neighborhood and city.

The Inner Hero 2019 Basketball Tournament

The Inner Hero organization held its 3rd annual Basketball tournament. Local youth and young adults had a great day with families and law enforcement in attendance. We are excited as each year provides new opportunities for us to bring the community together.

Testimonials

Educate

Many youth who are struggling academically and socially are attending school, but not learning. We focus on identifying and cultivating their academic interests and passions as well as guiding them to explore and identify career interests and options.

Build Character

We believe that strong character is the foundation of a successful future. We work with youth to guide them both to succeed academically and also to develop values such as respect, perseverance, and excellence. We help them develop the social and emotional skills necessary to form and develop good relationships and build a strong foundation for their future.

Inspire

We provide mentorship and positive role models to inspire youth to strive for educational success, set and work toward future career goals and develop strong character. By connecting youth not only with caring adults but also with peers who understand their experiences, we show students that they can overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.