Mission Statement

Rocket Rules!

The Hero In You Foundation’s mission is to empower, educate, and inspire children and families with the tools they need to make better decisions in emergencies or dangerous situations to prevent injuries. The Rocket Rules For Safety Program builds essential, foundational skill sets on socio-emotional, health, and safety subjects for children to keep them safe and calm.

The Hero In You Foundation Background

The Hero In You Foundation (THIYF) is a California non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Bunni and Rick Benaron in 2014. The foundation follows a lifelong interest in reaching out and helping children from all socio-economic areas.

THIYF began by honoring the heroic lives of first responders through dedicating six foot tall Dalmatian puppy sculptures to cities, fire stations, parks, museums and libraries. There are currently 30 sculptures placed throughout the United States, El Salvador, and Israel.

The foundation evolved into educating children on how to stay safe in all emergencies including natural disasters and dangerous situations. To reach young children, THIYF has developed a library of special animated videos, books, lessons and activities all of which are presented at no cost to schools and families.

THIYF currently works with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Police Department and the University of Southern California’s Safe Communities Institute developing health and safety messages for young children.

More than 100,000 Rocket Rules books and printed material, as well as on line lessons have been distributed for free to children and their families throughout the U.S.

THIYF has received many awards including the 2017 Shiny Apple Award from Palm Springs Unified School District, the 2018 Rising Star Award from the Great ShakeOut, and the 2019 Appreciation Award from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Mission Statement

The Hero In You Foundation’s mission is to empower, educate, and inspire children and families with the tools they need to make better decisions in emergencies or dangerous situations to prevent injuries. The Rocket Rules For Safety Program builds essential, foundational skill sets on socio-emotional, health, and safety subjects for children to keep them safe and calm.

The Hero In You Foundation Background

The Hero In You Foundation (THIYF) is a California non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Bunni and Rick Benaron in 2014. The foundation follows a lifelong interest in reaching out and helping children from all socio-economic areas.

THIYF began by honoring the heroic lives of first responders through dedicating six foot tall Dalmatian puppy sculptures to cities, fire stations, parks, museums and libraries. There are currently 30 sculptures placed throughout the United States, El Salvador, and Israel.

The foundation evolved into educating children on how to stay safe in all emergencies including natural disasters and dangerous situations. To reach young children, THIYF has developed a library of special animated videos, books, lessons and activities all of which are presented at no cost to schools and families.

THIYF currently works with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Police Department and the University of Southern California’s Safe Communities Institute developing health and safety messages for young children.

More than 100,000 Rocket Rules books and printed material, as well as on line lessons have been distributed for free to children and their families throughout the U.S.

THIYF has received many awards including the 2017 Shiny Apple Award from Palm Springs Unified School District, the 2018 Rising Star Award from the Great ShakeOut, and the 2019 Appreciation Award from the Los Angeles Police Department.