YHOP (Young Heroes Outreach Program)
FAQs & Application

  1. What are the goals of the Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP)?

    Our goal is to prepare youth to identify gaps in liberty in their school and community and to teach them the skills necessary to close those gaps.  Through our unique curriculum, we teach students concrete steps to making change and empower students to apply these skills to a Community Action Project to improve their neighborhood and surrounding community.


  2. 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.


  3. What is the time commitment for YHOP?

    Participating faculty advisors will be responsible to schedule and teach nine 45 minute long lessons.   These lessons can be taught once a week or twice a week, 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 Community Action Project.  Faculty advisors must attend a training at the beginning of the school year and will have opportunities to continued learning.


  4. 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.


  5. How are participating teachers compensated?

    Each participating faculty advisor team will receive an honorarium upon completion of each phase of the program.  They will also be invited to participate in future Professional Development Workshops hosted at the museum at no charge or a reduced rate.


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

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


  7. How can I apply to participate in YHOP?

    Applications for the 2017-2018 school year have closed. If you are interested in bringing the program to your school for the 2018-2019 school year, feel free to fill out the form below and we will contact you next spring.


  8. Who should I contact with questions or concerns?

    Contact Kevin Orangers, Vice President of Programs at 215-925-2800 ext. 133 or at kevin@libertymuseum.org


  • Applications for the 2017-2018 school year have closed. Please complete this form if you are interested in participating in the Young Heroes Outreach Program in 2018-2019. We will contact you next spring.

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  • This interest form is for the 2018-2019 school year. We will contact you in the spring of 2018 to proceed with this process. Thank you for your interest in the Young Heroes Outreach Program.

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