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!


Or donate by textText YHOP to 76278



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.

Learn about these amazing young people here.

NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.


While the Museum is temporarily closed, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty for adult audiences.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

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 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.