NLM’s year-long Young Heroes Outreach Program, which takes the Museum’s lessons on civic leadership directly into schools, is now entering the phase when the students choose a social issue that matters to them and plan Action Steps to address that issue. Students in the seventeen schools NLM currently serves have been brainstorming and researching issues for the past several weeks. Their breadth of knowledge and commitment is truly impressive. The students have been considering  a wide range of topics from bullying to gerrymandering. The following seven schools have made their decisions. A formal presentation of each school’s social issue will take place at our annual Young Heroes Impact Celebration on June 2 at Girard College. Watch for event information on this website.

4th graders at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary have selected Homelessness and Slavery
5th graders at Stephan Decatur Elementary have selected School Culture
5th graders at Solomon Solis-Cohen Elementary have selected Homelessness
5th graders at Robert E. Lamberton Elementary have selected Homelessness
7th graders at Joseph Greenberg Elementary have selected Repeal of Net Neutrality
4th graders at Feltonville Intermediate School have selected Racism
5th graders at Julia R. Masterman Secondary School have selected Animal Cruelty, Littering, and Drug Abuse

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