• What is Operation Hero? 
    Created at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in 1995, Operation Hero targets children from 6 - 12 years of age who are experiencing temporary difficulty in school, both socially and academically. Often these difficulties are caused by frequent moves and family disruption due to deployments.  Referred by teachers, parents or school officials, the semester-long program provides after-school tutoring and mentoring assistance in a small group with certified teachers.