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. 

HDP delivers a three (3) year interactive skills development and training framework that guides participants to explore self-discovery, enhance their interactions with others and their understanding of the world around them, and helps them strengthen their ability to understand, adapt to, and influence positive change.

In 2021, Heroes, with support from UNICEF Eastern Caribbean, revised and updated the HDP curriculum for local and migrant children and youth to support their psychosocial and holistic development over three-year periods, in three age groupings: 5 – 11 years, 12 – 15 years, and 16 – 18 years.

HDP is delivered through blended interactive digital or in-person sessions, supported by online self-paced learning courses on the Heroes Connect platform aligned to the modules below.

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 are also empowered through HDP activities to inspire their peers to action in areas of social responsibility, creating a ripple effect of positive change.

HDP MODULES

SELF-AWARENESS

21ST CENTURY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

CAREER
DEVELOPMENT


ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING

EQUALITY AND THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

VOLUNTEERISM AND ADVOCACY

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

DIGITAL
LITERACY

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE (PSEA)


PROJECT-BASED
LEARNING

SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION

FINANCIAL
LITERACY


HOUSEHOLD
MANAGEMENT AND FOOD SECURITY

CULTURAL
INTEGRATION

HIGHLIGHTS

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