No Name Calling Week Kick Off Gathering
During February, 3rd graders will interview ~ and make a personal connection with ~ someone they will probably never forget.
Someone like Denise Bitz, founder of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue…or Steven Smith, who helps people when they get out of prison…or Debra Roberts, who works to save honey bees and teach bee-keepers. People like Frank Castelblanco, a nurse who teaches others to save lives…or Marvin Chambers, who stood up for civil rights as a high school student…or Leslie Anderson, who revitalized our downtown.
For us, a Hero of Asheville is someone who uses his/her mind, heart, body, and spirit to bring positive change to our community.
The folks above are six of more than 80 people we have honored in the past two years of our most important learning expedition. The students have written a biography of each one, created gifts, and have celebrated their heroes in a community event called Heroes’ Night.
We need your help to nominate this year’s Heroes of Asheville. Who do you know, from any walk of life, who is a local hero – “sung” or “unsung”?
If somebody comes to mind for you, please go to the link below to nominate your hero. We will invite them to participate in this year’s project (or, if a hero is no longer living, we will invite a friend, admirer, or family member to participate in his/her honor).
Six wonderful heroes have been nominated so far by our community…but we hope to have 18 more nominations before Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday on the 19th.
Nominate a Hero HERE.(There are multiple questions on the nomination form. The most important are name, a brief description and contact information.)
Learn more about the project HERE.
Thank you for helping us to launch another round of this remarkable community collaborative project.