Student Heroes 2018-04-06T14:29:23+00:00

Student Heroes

High school students receive training and learn core principles of leadership while taking a role in volunteer-based projects.

The Houston Food Bank Student Heroes Program allows high school students to receive training and experience while taking a leadership role in volunteer-based projects. Completion of the program is a step toward becoming a member of the Apple Corps.

Student Hero Sessions:
– Spring (January-May)
– Summer (June-August)
– Fall (September-December)

Student Heroes Will Accomplish:
– Train and oversee volunteers in various projects ensuring that volunteers have a meaningful experience.
– Coordinate and market a Food/School Supply Drive to help those in need in our community.
– Attend leadership and professional development workshops to develop skills.
– Understand hunger as a Southeast Texas issue and learn to measure the impact of their work.

Student Hero Requirements:
– Freshmen – Senior High School Classification
Complete Student Hero application
– Complete interview with Student Hero Executive Board and Houston Food Bank Staff
– Attend Student Hero Orientation and Training Sessions
– Commit to donating 50 volunteer hours per session
– Commit to host a food/school supply drive
– Must be on time and professional at all times
– Must represent the Houston Food Bank and Student Hero program in a positive manner

Student Hero Benefits Include:
– Develop skills and gain real life experience
– Leadership and professional development workshops
– Student Hero t-shirt and name tag
– School Credit and hours verification letter
– Student Hero Certificate (after 50 hours of service)
– Letter of Recommendation (after 100 hours of service)
– Special events and recognition awards
– Rewarding feeling from fighting hunger
– Being a vital member of the Houston Food Bank family!

If you are a high school student interested in leading the fight against hunger, become a Student Hero by applying today!

Upcoming Student Hero Events

Student Heroes Executive Board

Director I
Elizabeth Szafranski, Bellaire High School

Director II
Brihu Sundararaman, Clements High School

Chief of Staff
Brinda Kharel, Carnegie Vanguard High School

Offsite Coordinator
Madisen Beavers, St. Pius X High School

Special Projects Lead
Rhea Bhala, Clements High School

Communications Chair
John Cadena, Episcopal High School

For questions regarding Student Heroes, please contact:

Angie Wells
Volunteer Leader Liaison