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 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 for facilitating nine 45 minute long lessons in collaboration with a Museum 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 Community Action Project throughout the spring semester. Faculty advisors must attend a training at the beginning of the school year and will have opportunities to continue their 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.


  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?

    If you are interested in bringing the program to your school for the 2019 – 2020 school year, please fill out the form below and we will contact you in June 2019.


  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 2019-2020 school year are open! Please complete this form before June 21, 2019 if you are interested in participating in the Young Heroes Outreach Program for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be contacting you by June 28, 2019.

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  • This interest form is for the 2019-2020 school year. We will contact you by June 28, 2019 to proceed with this process. Thank you for your interest in the Young Heroes Outreach Program.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here. The nomination deadline is July 14.

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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 by clicking here.

Liberty Forum: Firearms

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm for the first in this new series that brings attendees from all points of view together. We will discuss the issue of firearms with our Moderator Intersect Alliance, along with invited experts and other participants. Our goal is to provide attendees with the tools needed for moving our conversations on hot button issues, like this, offline and back into human discussions.

Learn more and reserve your place today 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.

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 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.