The HEROES Academy is an annual community outreach activity coordinated by the Office of Government and Community Relations and is financially supported by the Office of the President. Launched in 2008, the Academy has welcomed more than 1000 high school students from eight Baltimore high schools. Approximately 80 UB faculty, staff and students serve in the Academy each year and have committed over 3,500 hours of volunteer time thus far.
With its dual mission of serving participating high school students by providing a one-day college readiness experience and of serving UB employees by providing a University-sponsored volunteer opportunity, the Academy fosters the University’s commitment to regional stewardship by making a positive difference in the lives of Baltimore’s young people. Survey results indicate overwhelmingly that HEROES effectively achieves its dual mission.
The Office of Government and Community Relations thanks the UB community for their participation. Your contribution enriched the college aspirations of over 1000 Baltimore high school students who were fascinated by the entire UB experience.