Hero Project on the Road to Wellville

The Hero Project, led by Director Robyn Bera, is a hugely visible and highly impactful program. It encourages parents of children ages 0-8 to be their kids’ heroes through monthly challenges and free, monthly “Hullabaloo” and “Minibaloo” events.

“We are real people making real, positive change in our communities,” Bera said during her presentation. Although less than a year old, the Hero Project already has 1,300 registrants — representing the parents of more than 50 percent of children under age 8 in Lake County — an incredible accomplishment in such a short amount of time. The Hero Project shows no signs of slowing down, and Bera and her cohorts are eager to partner with and promote the Wellville challenge.”


 

100 days on the Way to Wellville
Hubs, Heroes and ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAKEPORT >>By now you may have heard of Wellville — a five year challenge to improve the health and wellbeing of Lake County. But what does that mean?

If you aren’t sure, you aren’t alone. It’s difficult to talk about something that hasn’t really been defined, and any new, big idea takes time to define. That’s why Wellville’s early adopters decided to try a 100-day implementation plan. By limiting it to 100 days, they were able to shorten the gap from planning to action, focus on a few key steps to kick the project into gear and begin determining long-term goals.

Those 100 days ended on Thursday with a meeting at Yuba College, Clear Lake Campus, attended by more than 50 people. Most of them had spent the last 100 days working toward specific goals in areas like communication, vision, mission, and metrics.

At the helm of the 100 day plan was retired Lake County Superintendent of Schools Wally Holbrook.

“It’s really incredible to think about everything that has happened in 100 days,” said Holbrook during the meeting. “This is a time to review all the work that has happened, plan for the next 100 days and think about where we go beyond that.”

One big piece of the puzzle for the next 100 days is getting the word out about Wellville. According to Lake County’s Health Leadership Network Director Susan Jen, Wellville is not a standalone project; it’s an opportunity to connect and build on what’s already happening in the community.

“Wellville is here to support, promote and encourage everything we’re already doing,” Jen said. “It will help us align existing efforts to have an even greater impact.”

The meeting included presentations on the Hero Project and the Hubs, two exciting projects already having major impact across Lake County.

The Hero Project, led by Director Robyn Bera, is a hugely visible and highly impactful program. It encourages parents of children ages 0-8 to be their kids’ heroes through monthly challenges and free, monthly “Hullabaloo” and “Minibaloo” events.

“We are real people making real, positive change in our communities,” Bera said during her presentation. Although less than a year old, the Hero Project already has 1,300 registrants — representing the parents of more than 50 percent of children under age 8 in Lake County — an incredible accomplishment in such a short amount of time. The Hero Project shows no signs of slowing down, and Bera and her cohorts are eager to partner with and promote the Wellville challenge…


Learn more about the Hero Project, and check out some of our cool and creative projects on my Hero Project page.


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