YHOP (Young Heroes Outreach Program) Structure

YHOP (Young Heroes Outreach Program) takes place in two phases: the Training Phase and the Action Phase. Throughout both phases, participating faculty advisors receive continued educational support from Museum Outreach Educators.

The Training Phase:

  1. Participating classroom teachers attend a Professional Development Workshop over the summer where they receive a complete Educator Resource Guide to lead them through the curriculum they will be teaching,
  2. Students receive a 9-lesson Training Guide aligned with the Common Core Standards, which focus on good character and the First Amendment Rights that give them the freedom to become positive change agents in their school and community.
  3. All participating students visit the Museum for a 90-minute tour to enhance their learning experience.
  4. An educator from the Museum co-teaches 4 of the 9 lessons, and provides on-going curriculum support.

The Action Phase:

  1. Students apply the steps for making change, which they learned in the Training Phase, to plan their own Community Action Project.  
  2. An educator from the Museum will co-lead 3 sessions during this phase, and will be available for on-going curriculum and implementation support.
  3. The students attend a Year-End Celebration to showcase their Community Action Projects to school faculty, family members, community leaders, and sponsors.
Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Please contact Jean Byrne, Director of Education & Outreach, at jbyrne@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800 ext. 108 with any questions about the structure. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and an application to participate in this program.

 

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