The 2019-20 Young Heroes Outreach Students proudly present…

 

The National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Outreach Program brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools. Students spend the year developing key civic engagement skills; researching social issues and their root causes; meeting with stakeholders and experts; and finally creating a “Social Action Project” to address the social issue they wish to improve. At the end of the school year, participating schools come together in a large exhibition hall to present their “Social Action Projects” to school faculty, family members, community leaders, and sponsors. Students get the exciting opportunity to present their projects to schools from all around Philadelphia and engage with other students’ work.

Although this year’s program was interrupted by the school closures precipitated by COVID-19, the Museum’s Outreach Educators were able to maintain contact with the participating schools through remote learning, and the program continued to its completion. The students converted their community action projects to a digital format, and they presented their work through a Virtual Civics Fair.

We proudly share the words of our guest speaker!
We now have the pleasure of sharing their projects with all who visit the NLM Website. You will see that these 4th through 8th grade students have created some very impressive presentations, which demonstrate their true understanding of the power they each possess to make a difference.

The buttons below link to the projects of 13 Philadelphia schools. We have grouped their projects by social issue categories. We hope you enjoy these very inspiring presentations.


 

We hope you will consider supporting our Young Heroes Outreach Program so that even more students can participate during the 2020-21 school year!

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Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

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 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 July 17.
Click here to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 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.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

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Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.