Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) Structure

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

The Training Phase:

  1. A Professional Development Workshop to learn more about the curriculum and the goals of the program
  2. An Introductory 90-Minute Museum Tour for participating teachers and students
  3. A 10-lesson unit, which is aligned with the Common Core Standards and includes and Educator Resource Guide, Student Training Guides, photocopies of all activities, and on-going educational support from a museum educator.  An educator from our staff will co-teach 4 of the 10 lessons and will provide on-going curriculum and implementation support

The Action Phase:

  1. The participating students form a Young Heroes Club
  2. Students apply the steps for making change, which they learned in the Training Phase to plan their own Community Action Project.  During this phase, an educator from the museum will co-lead 3 Club sessions and will be available for on-going curriculum and implementation support.
  3. An End-of-Year Celebration held at the National Liberty Museum in which the students have the opportunity to showcase their Community Action Projects
Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Please contact Alan Holmes, YHOP Coordinator, at alan@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800 ext. 107 with any questions about the structure. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and an application to participate in this program.

 

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

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an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

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Holocaust Remembrance Program

Provided by the Fegelson–Young–Feinberg Post #697 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States

This free program will be presented on Wednesday, April 19, from 2:00-4:00pm.
The two participating speakers are Daniel Goldsmith, who was a “hidden child” in Belgium during the Holocaust and survived through the aid of Catholic organizations; and
Pfc. Bernard Lens, who served in the U.S. Army under General George Patton and was among the troops who discovered and liberated the concentration “death” camps.
Click here to learn more.

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Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

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NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.