YHOP (Young Heroes Outreach Program) Structure

YHOP (Young Heroes Outreach Program) takes place in two phases: the Training Phase and the Action Phase. Throughout both phases, participating faculty advisors receive continued educational support from Museum Outreach Educators.

The Training Phase:

  1. Participating classroom teachers attend a Professional Development Workshop over the summer where they receive a complete Educator Resource Guide to lead them through the curriculum they will be teaching,
  2. Students receive a 9-lesson Training Guide aligned with the Common Core Standards, which focus on good character and the First Amendment Rights that give them the freedom to become positive change agents in their school and community.
  3. All participating students visit the Museum for a 90-minute tour to enhance their learning experience.
  4. An educator from the Museum co-teaches 4 of the 9 lessons, and provides on-going curriculum support.

The Action Phase:

  1. Students apply the steps for making change, which they learned in the Training Phase, to plan their own Community Action Project.  
  2. An educator from the Museum will co-lead 3 sessions during this phase, and will be available for on-going curriculum and implementation support.
  3. The students attend a Year-End Celebration to showcase their Community Action Projects to school faculty, family members, community leaders, and sponsors.
Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Young Heroes Outreach Program students

Please contact Kevin Orangers, Vice President of Programs, at kevin@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800 ext. 133 with any questions about the structure. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and an application to participate in this program.

 

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

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. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more