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As a Future Hero of Real Men Real Heroes, I have been introduced to life skills, career explorations, job shadows, and physical fitness. I appreciate the opportunities presented to me and other Future Heroes.

When the first TOP Early Learning Center opened its doors in Oaklawn back in 2004, we knew the kids who attended there would have brighter futures. That is certainly true of Zoe Rice (who now uses her mother’s maiden name Sisco). She is one of TOP’s very first college graduates! She matriculated from Emporia State […]

Danson had the opportunity to go through our Future Heroes Program. Through this process he was able to better his academics in addition to having a more dependable network of male role models. This mentorship and academic success lead to him now being a fourth-year student at Kansas State University studying architecture. Danson finds himself […]

Real Men real Hero’s is the embodiment of community service and social betterment! Through the Teen Hero program, I was able to embark on speaking engagements in public high schools. I have been fortunate enough to find that the saying “not all hero’s wear capes” couldn’t be more true!

Anisia Brumley served at Teen Hero President in 2017 in seeking means to best serve her community. Since then she has been perusing her bachelor’s in economics made possible through earning scholarships that have covered all four years of tuition. Anisia felt passionately enough about her time within Real Men Real Heroes that when looking […]

Story by Paul Sullentrop, Senior Communicator   Rebekah Topham wants to tell the story about her difficulties reading when she came to Wichita State in 2015. It is a story she wants told the right way because she is a perfectionist. She comes to the interview prepared with notes, compiled at 2 a.m. that day, […]

Housing With the new additional accessible housing for six students and the existing duplex built in 2007, KSDS can now provide housing for eight students and graduates. Students will be able to enjoy the accessibility during their training period at KSDS to receive an assistance dog. KSDS will be able to provide accessible housing for […]

Fresh Hope is a hands-on, hand-in-hand program that is a “hand up”…not a “handout.” It is designed for women who are seeking a fresh start and are ready to work harder than they have ever worked – but need some help getting started.

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~William Penn