The Basics of A Hero's Journey

By Beth Ann Valavanis, Jul 6, 2021
Apollo Way, Parenting

The Hero's Journey is one of our core beliefs at Apollo Academy. It's our #1 promise to your family alongside 4 other tenets of the Acton model:

  1. Begin a Hero's Journey
  2. Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
  3. Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
  4. Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.
  5. Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

We treat every learner and parent who walks through our doors as if they are a hero on a mission.  All great stories, movies and books have a hero character - someone who faces a major obstacle, stumbles and falls, picks themselves back up, saves the day and returns to do it all again.

It's transformational to teach your learner to think of themselves as a hero. Not in the traditional way our culture defines heroes. Think beyond rock stars and celebrities. We're talking about everyday heroes who fight adversity to make their families, their schools, their communities and their world a little bit better.

Watch this video with your learners and ask questions about what type of hero they want to be.

Acton Academy founder, Laura Sandefer, has an incredible phrase to add to your parenting vocabulary. “I love you. I know this is hard. I know you can do it. Now, get back in the game, my dear and beloved hero.” Find a way to say it to your growing hero today.