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May 26, 2024

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Every Kid is a Hero Day Comes to Smyrna April 10

Special needs high school students at all Rutherford County High Schools were made into superheroes, thanks to the nonprofit comic book company, "The Every Kid Is A Hero Foundation."

The Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation will be holding an Every Kid Is a Hero Day event at Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna on April 10, 2024.

The foundation works alongside school districts to celebrate the students of special education classrooms, complete with superhero games, music, parades and tons of surprises. Each student involved with the event also receives their very own custom comic book that features their face, name and medical assist devices, if they use any. The event includes all special education students from all Rutherford County high schools.

“We are very excited about bringing our program to Smyrna,” says Britt Maxwell, founder and president of the Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation. “We can’t wait for the students and teachers of Rutherford County to experience the unique brand of fun and encouragement that Every Kid Is a Hero Day brings.”

Previously, the foundation has held events alongside Sumner County Schools where they have created custom comic books for hundreds of high school special education students. The foundation has also used previous events to raise $5,000 for Sumner County special education teachers that can be used in each teacher’s classroom for the resources that their students need.

“Being able to donate and fundraise to help the special needs children of Rutherford County is highly rewarding,” says Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation Board Secretary Lee Colvin. “It can be trying to ask individuals and corporations for money, but when you see the smiles on the faces of the employees in the schools system that help these children, you know that you are doing the right thing in your community.”

About The Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation

The Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates one-of-a-kind custom adventures, featuring the reader’s face and name. These incredible custom comic books are not just awesome stories with cool art, but they also teach important lessons about believing in yourself, never giving up, and never forgetting that every person is special. Each comic is written by the foundation’s President Britt Maxwell and Vice-President Drew Van Huss and illustrated by independent artist Matthew Walden.

Fore more information on the Every Kid Is a Hero Foundation, visit their web site at





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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.