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.
In honor of Black History Month, artist Serena Saunders will be highlighted in an hour-long virtual tour of the National Liberty Museum on Tuesday, February 23 at 5pm. The tour will explore the history of civil rights activism in art, protests, political movements, and more. Serena Saunders is a featured artist in the Philadelphia’s Freedom exhibition now on display at the NLM.
Click here to learn more and register for this event.
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. TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE 2021 AWARDS, CLICK HERE.