Born To Be A Hero at Kalumpang National High School, Marikina

Over 200 students, faculty and staff of Kalumpang National High School in Marikina City participated in the Born To Be A Hero Talk last February 17, 2012.

The Born To Be a Hero program empowers the youth to harness their inner greatness and realize their potential. It features Coach Pia of the OneCORE Success Center. She discusses the importance of becoming a better person in all aspects of your life. Skills and tools are given to both teachers and students to help them become more aware of who they are, create opportunities for themselves and take concrete actions towards the life they envision for themselves and their loved ones. The program utilizes the music of FrancisM-familiar and iconic to the youth-as a tool to convey the message of Filipino Pride, personal integrity and commitment to positive change.

Coach Auee discussing the Five Aspects of a Balanced Life

In the coming weeks, the Francis Magalona Foundation in partnership with the OneCORE Success Center and the Department of Education will be going to various public high schools in Marikina City.

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Born To Be A Hero in Barangka, Marikina

Last Wednesday, February 8, 2012 the Francis Magalona Foundation headed by Pia Magalona, wife of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona and their partner, the OneCORE Success Center headed by Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, one of the country’s leading life transitions and relationship expert gave the Born To Be A Hero Introductory Talk to 1st and 2nd year student leaders of the Barangka National High School.

Student Leaders of Barangka National High School Marikina City

Pia Magalona shares the meaning and context behind FrancisM's music and together everyone sings along to Kaleidoscope World!

Coach Pia discussing what it means to be your own hero.

A participant filling up her hero passbook worksheet.

We would like to thank the Principal of Barangka National High School, Ms. Malou and the office of the DepEd Marikina Division for allowing us the opportunity to share our message of hope with everyone.

AAA for Born To Be A Hero

Last Jan 21, the Francis Magalona Foundation in partnership with the OneCORE Success Center conducted a Born To Be A Hero Talk at the Ateneo Alumni Association’s (AAA) Speaker’s Bureau entitled Positivity: Motivating a New You. Over a hundred persons-Ateneo alumni, students and guests participated.

Coach Pia shared tips on how to improve and make the most out of 2012. She discussed the the 5 Aspects of Life which are key to maintaining balance. This was followed by a sharing of the stories behind FrancisM’s hit songs Mga Kababayan and Kaleidoscope World by Pia Magalona, FMF President.



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