Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) Structure

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

The Training Phase:

  1. Participating classroom teachers attend a Professional Development Workshop over the summer where they receive a complete Educator Guidebook 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 YHOP Educator 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 Social Action Project.  
  2. An educator from the Museum will co-lead 4 sessions during this phase, and will be available for on-going curriculum and implementation support.
  3. The students attend the Impact Celebration, a year-end gathering of all participating schools, where they showcase their Social 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 Michelle Kim, YHOP Program Coordinator, at mkim@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800 ext. 107 with any questions about the structure. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and an application to participate in this program.

 

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
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Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & 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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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