Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP)
FAQs & Application

  1. What is the mission of the 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.


  2. What kind of teachers is YHOP looking for?

    We are looking for teachers who value character and civic education, believe in the importance of student voice, and want to apply real-world skills and context to student learning. Teachers should have a desire for students to create high-quality work and make a difference in their world and community. Teachers should be able to have open communication with YHOP Educators.


  3. What grades can participate in the program?

    The Young Heroes Outreach Program is a yearlong initiative for students in grades 4-8.  Our curriculum is written with suggested differentiated activities to serve every participating student.  In addition, our YHOP Educators work collaboratively with participating faculty advisors to make each lesson successful for every class.


  4. What is the time commitment for YHOP?

    Participating faculty advisors will be responsible for facilitating nine 45-minute lessons in collaboration with a YHOP Educator. These lessons can be taught once a week or twice a week in the fall semester, depending on the preference of the faculty advisor and their class schedule. Once the lessons have been completed, the faculty advisor is responsible for supporting the students in the planning and implementation of their Social Action Project throughout the spring semester. Faculty advisors must attend 2 trainings: one at the beginning of the fall semester and one at the beginning of the spring semester.


  5. What is the cost of the program for participating schools?

    Thanks to the contributions of many generous corporations, foundations, and individuals who sponsor the Young Heroes Outreach Program, we are able to provide YHOP to Philadelphia-area public, charter, and parochial schools at no charge.


  6. How are participating teachers compensated?

    Each participating faculty advisor will receive an honorarium upon completion of each phase of the program.


  7. Will participating students get to visit the National Liberty Museum?

    Yes! Our program includes an all-expenses paid trip to the National Liberty Museum for a 90-minute tour led by our Educators.


  8. How can I apply to participate in YHOP?

    If you are interested in bringing the program to your school for the 2020–2021 school year, please fill out the form below and we will contact you in June 2020.


  9. Whom should I contact with questions or concerns?

    Contact Michelle Kim, YHOP Program Coordinator, at 215-925-2800 ext. 107 or at mkim@libertymuseum.org


  10. What will the YHOP program look like during COVID-19?

    No need to worry! We are looking at ways in which our program can be made virtual to fit the changing climate of education due to COVID-19. This program is especially beneficial during this time of uncertainty as it provides an outlet for students to make change in their world and process the issues that they and the world are facing.

 

Teacher applications for the 2020-2021 school year are open until August 1. If you are interested in participating in the Young Heroes Outreach Program for the 2020-2021 school year, please submit this form. The application should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you are an administrator, please email our Outreach Manager, Michelle Kim, to determine how YHOP can best serve your school. Thank you!

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  • This interest form is for the 2020-2021 school year. We will contact you shortly to proceed with this process. Thank you for your interest in the Young Heroes Outreach Program.

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