At the National Liberty Museum, we share stories of everyday heroes whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. For the past eight years, our educators have used these inspirational stories in the Young Heroes Outreach Program to empower more than 5,000 students to be resilient and self-reliant leaders. Young Heroes challenges kids to identify real-life liberty issues in their world and then work together to fix them. From anti-bullying campaigns to neighborhood cleanups, our Young Heroes students get to see first-hand how their leadership and teamwork are changing the world.
As of today, 14 of our Young Heroes schools are fully sponsored for the 2018-2019 school year. We have four schools left to fund, and we can’t do it without you. Please help us to raise $60,000 by December 31, 2018.
Meet our schools that need your help:
The 7th grade Young Heroes from this Northeast Philadelphia school have completed ambitious projects in past program years! They’ve tackled issues ranging from school funding to net neutrality, and we can’t wait to see what they address this year. Can you help them achieve their goals?
For the past two years, Elbert-Palmer’s 5th grade Young Heroes have addressed the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their Wilmington, DE, neighborhood. Not only have they gathered food, toiletries, and donations—they’ve also traveled to the state capital to meet with legislators about this important issue. Please join us in helping to support the good work of these Young Heroes.
Hostos Charter School is embarking on its first year of participation in YHOP. The 6th graders at Hostos have already shown a knack for social issues research, and they’re excited to learn more. Please help give them a warm welcome to the program by contributing your support.
The fifth graders at Spring Garden Elementary can’t wait to get started on their service project—and neither can their teachers, who are participating in YHOP for the first time! Donate today and help get them started on their project.
GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.
Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.
Join us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have FIVE activities planned so visitors of all ages can explore how they can “Live Like A Hero.” Admission is “Pay-What-You-Wish” and all activities are included!
Check our Calendar of Events for complete details.
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. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.
Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.
Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.
Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.
Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.
Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.
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. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,
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