The National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) ignites each student’s potential to make an impact in their school, community, and the world. YHOP empowers students to identify and investigate social issues, and take an active role in implementing civic projects.
We are looking for teachers who value character and civic education, believe in the importance of student voice, and feel comfortable implementing project-based learning strategies in the classroom. Teachers should have a desire for students to create high-quality work and make a difference in their world and community. Teachers should be able to have open communication with NLM Educators.
YHOP is a yearlong initiative for students in grades 4-8.
Participating classroom teachers will be responsible for facilitating 10 Lessons and 10 Action Steps, ranging from 30-60 minutes each, over the course of the school year from October through May. Some Lessons and Action Steps are co-facilitated with an NLM Educator. These classes be taught once a week or once every two weeks, depending on the preference of the Classroom Teacher and their class schedule. Classroom Teachers are expected to attend 5 Professional Development sessions over the course of the program, each lasting approximately 2 hours and scheduled in the afternoon or early evening.
Thanks to the contributions of many generous corporations, foundations, and individuals who sponsor the Young Heroes Outreach Program, the program is available to Philadelphia-area public, charter, and parochial schools free of charge.
Yes. Participation in YHOP includes a guided visit to the National Liberty Museum, virtually or in-person, depending on CDC, city, or school district guidelines or based on school preference. In-person visits will follow all CDC, city, and school district health and safety guidelines.
YHOP is conducted in a virtual format, with NLM Educators visiting classrooms via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. All materials are available digitally to ensure seamless transition between in-person and virtual classrooms, if needed.
If you are interested in bringing the program to your school for the 2021–2022 school year, please fill out the form here and a member of the NLM staff will reach out to you to confirm your participation
Contact Jenna Tshudy, Manager of School Program, at email@example.com
Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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