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 Jean Byrne, Director of Education & Outreach, at 215-925-2800 ext. 108 or at jbyrne@libertymuseum.org


  • Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are open! Please complete this form before June 22, 2018 if you are interested in participating in the Young Heroes Outreach Program for the 2018-2019 school year. We will be contacting you by June 29, 2018.

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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.

GiveBack Workshops

GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.

Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.

Celebrate MLK Day at the National Liberty Museum

Join us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have FIVE activities planned so visitors of all ages can explore how they can “Live Like A Hero.” Admission is “Pay-What-You-Wish” and all activities are included!

Check our Calendar of Events for complete details.

Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit –and the Opening Event on Friday, March 8– by clicking here.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

Nominate a deserving teacher for our 2019 Teacher as Hero Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.

The Inspiring Stories of our 2018 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,

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