Young Heroes Awards Sponsored by TD Bank

The annual TD Bank Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions.

Acting on the principle that liberty is a right of every person and community, the Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have identified areas where liberty is lacking, and have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, conflict resolution, promoting diversity, and school or community leadership.

All winners receive recognition at an awards ceremony at the Museum. Their stories are featured for one year in a Museum exhibit. They receive a certificate of achievement, medallion, and other gifts. They may also have the opportunity to represent this program at future Museum events. One student is named the President’s Honor Winner, which includes a monetary prize.

National Liberty Museum Young Heroes Awards

Please click here to meet the winners of the 2016 Young Heroes Award.
A 2016 Young Hero appeared on the Steve Harvey Television Show.  Watch a clip here.
Click here for a printed 2017 Nomination Form, including the Nomination Guidelines/Terms.
 Click on the gray bar below to nominate a 2017 Young Hero NOW.
The nomination deadline for the 2017 Awards has been extended to July 7. The awards ceremony will be held on August 10.
    • About the Nominee

    • About the Nominator (Must be 13 years of age or older)

      (Note: Please include your summer contact information)

    • We strongly suggest that nominations submitted by parents also include letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or community leaders.
    • Which characteristics qualify your nominee for this award?

    • Please answer the following questions in paragraph form

    • You will find a nomination form pdf with the terms/guidelines at the top of this page.
    • The submission deadline has been extended to July 7, 2017.

      Winners will be selected by a panel of Museum staff and TD Bank executives. Incomplete forms will not be considered. The 2017 Awards Ceremony will be held on August 10, 2017. All candidates will be notified prior to the ceremony. Nominators are encouraged, but not required, to attend. Questions? Email or call Joel Sumner at 215-925-2800, x106.

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!

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.