Sweethearts And Heroes Coming To Mount Markham

The current and last school years have presented students across the United States with social and emotional obstacles.


A nationally renown program is coming to West Winfield to help.


Sweethearts & Heroes, a student empowerment and empathy activation program, will work with Mount Markham High School students Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.


“What did students lose during 2020?” said Tom Murphy, co-founder of Sweethearts & Heroes. “Developmental windows were disrupted. That’s why Sweethearts & Heroes is going to schools this year to focus on the human skills, such as empathy, compassion, and the other relationship skills that cause struggles for so many students.


“Our students need help with their social and emotional health — now more than ever. We like to say, ‘You can’t be a teacher of literacy without being a teacher of humanity first.’ That’s the focus that needs to happen for our children during this school year,” Murphy said.


On Monday, Nov. 29, Sweethearts & Heroes will spend the day presenting its traditional, 90-minute program to Mount Markham students.


Murphy’s original Sweethearts & Heroes presentation focuses on “Empathetic Fitness” and H.O.P.E. (Hold On. Possibilities Exist.).

For 10 years, he has…



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