The Heroes Development Programme (HDP), previously known as the Youth Development Programme (YDP) is an original construct of the Heroes Foundation, designed to develop and harness the heroic and creative energy of Caribbean children and youth to become 21st-century leaders. 

In 2021, Heroes, with support from UNICEF Eastern Caribbean, revised and updated the HDP curriculum with a structured focus on psychosocial development, 21st-century skill development, and sustainability education targeting equality and the elimination of violence, energy and environmental sustainability, and personal and career planning and development.

HDP is delivered to local and migrant English and Spanish-speaking children and youth via a three (3) year blended interactive skills development and training framework with digital and in-person sessions, supported by online self-paced learning content on the Heroes Connect platform.

Programme delivery utilises a mixed methods approach, emphasising learning with play and leveraging diverse creative strategies to engage participants with varying learning styles and cognitive abilities.

Participants explore self-discovery, enhance their ability to interact with others and their understanding of the world around them, and strengthen their ability to understand, adapt to, and influence positive change.

Participants are also empowered to inspire their peers to action in youth-led projects and interventions in schools and communities.


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