Be Your Own Hero


Brain-Based Career Coaching for Young People in Western New York

Bridging the gap between education and employment

Our mission is to bridge the gap between education and employment for young people in Western New York.

By utilizing our services, high school students, recent high school graduates, college students, and young professionals will develop the skills they need to find a career that matches with their passions and skill sets.

Too often, young people are pushed into programs or careers that are a wrong fit for them, leading to stress, frustration, and burnout. Through our brain-based career coaching, we help young people discover who they were meant to be – whether that’s a career that requires college, a trade school, or just immediately entering the workforce.

No path is less than another. Being your own hero means taking control of your life and choosing the path that best fulfills your goals for yourself – not someone else’s goals for you.

A high school student drops out of school every 26 seconds.
of college graduates are unemployed, the highest since 1970.
high school students drop out each year – more than the population of San Diego.
of high school graduates are not prepared for college.

Change a life today

Through your generous donation – or by volunteering your time – we are able to help young people in Western New York pursue meaningful employment that aligns with their skillsets.

Our Values

Every young adult should receive equal opportunity to pursue the career of their dreams.

Our Employer Partners

Be Your Own Hero is privileged to team up with a large and diverse group of employer partners.

Our Employer Partners play a critical role in Be Your Own Hero’s mission. They participate in our Skilled Trades Career Fair, provide employment opportunities for young people in our programs, and donate funds to help offset the cost of our services.