Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP)

The National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) ignites each student’s potential to make an impact in their school, community, and the world. YHOP empowers students to identify and investigate social issues, and take an active role in implementing civic projects.

This yearlong initiative empowers students in grades 4–8 in the areas of leadership, civic engagement, and social justice through critical thinking, inquiry, and project based-learning. Acting on the principle that liberty is a right to which every person is entitled, YHOP prepares youth to identify gaps in liberty and supports them in making social change in their school or community.

After the students complete our original nine-lesson classroom-based curriculum, they plan and execute a Social Action Project, which fosters long-lasting change in their school or community.

The inspiration for the Young Heroes Outreach Program is the Museum’s Young Heroes Award.  For years, this award program has recognized and rewarded students who make a difference in their schools and communities.  The goal of YHOP is to inspire even more students to become young heroes.

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

See what’s happening in YHOP right now. Read our latest YHOP e-newsletter.

 

Watch a video about the YHOP program below.
Learn about the structure of the program and apply for YHOP today.

 

Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

Our newest exhibition, Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.

You'll find complete information on here.

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of live and pre-recorded virtual programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Upcoming Events Include:
Heroes Training, A weekend featuring both a live and prerecorded program, Saturday & Sunday, May 29 and May 30

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to learn more.

NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging experiences both on-site at the Museum and virtually. Our NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
How to Find Peace in Liberty: An Interactive Virtual Tour, May 25, 5PM
Graphic Content Exhibition Members-Only Preview, June 17, 5PM

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Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.