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.
NLM reopens with a brand new exhibition focusing on freedom
NLM's newest exhibition explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of work from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. The Opening Weekend is October 16-18, 10AM-7PM. Museum members are invited to see it early.
NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country
The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.
Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It's the National Liberty Museum's 20th birthday, and we're marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities.
Although the National Liberty Museum is reopening, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences for those of you who are not quite ready to return to the Museum in person. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun, engaging, and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty to adult audiences.
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.
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.
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