The Heroes Foundation inspires and empowers children and youth to find the hero within themselves and build a safe and sustainable future together.
Our approach integrates efforts that address pressing societal problems and challenges affecting children and youth by providing access to psychosocial and sustainability education, technology and 21st-century skills training, and economic opportunities that help improve mental health and well-being, reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and fuel civic-minded collaboration for positive social impact.
“I started Heroes because I believe in the transformative power of inspiration. The inspiration present through the remarkable people and historic accomplishments of this tiny nation made me believe that in my young adulthood while living abroad, surrounding myself with this greatness would uplift all aspects of my life and the life of my soon-to-be family. So, after spending about half of my life (at that time) in the United Kingdom and Canada, I decided to move back home to Trinidad and Tobago.
After a few short months back home, I saw that much of what inspired me while abroad was lost or ignored by many young people in this great country. I saw apathy, indifference, and self-centeredness from many youths, thinking of only themselves, rather than the greater good. Right next to that, I also saw some of the greatest thinkers, the greatest doers, and the greatest creators the world has ever known. That paradox of apathy and indifference, living next to altruism and excellence, was something that I could not, and cannot, reconcile.
I decided to merge the two worlds by sharing the inspirational stories of these real-life achievers with the young people of Trinidad and Tobago, alongside an unfiltered concept of heroism depicted engagingly through the world of Superheroes. It was from this idea that the Heroes Foundation was born with the first grand youth-focused Heroes Convention in Trinidad and Tobago.”