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.

 

An evening with 94WIP hosts
Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow

Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.

Pride Month at NLM

During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

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

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. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

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

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

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.