National Liberty Museum 2009 Young Heroes Award

Posted by on March 9, 2009

The National Liberty Museum – Philadelphia’s “Home for Heroes” – is honoring children and teens from around the region in recognition of outstanding service to their community, school, or fellow students as part of our 2009 Young Heroes Award, sponsored by TD Bank.

The National Liberty Museum’s Education Department invites teachers, youth leaders, parents, care-givers, and mentors to nominate exceptional young people between the ages of 8 and 18 for this annual program.  Your nominee will have the chance to win the grand prize of a $1000 savings bond!  Winners will be honored at a gala ceremony this August at the National Liberty Museum.  Each winner’s story and photo will also be featured in the Museum’s Young Heroes exhibition.

The National Liberty Museum established its Young Heroes Award in 2000 to honor young people who are creating positive change in their schools and communities, and who often go unrecognized for their efforts.  Each year, the event has grown to honor hundreds of exemplary students who create unique programs or participate in a variety of difference-making activities including:

·  Artistic expression of peace and friendship, including poetry, painting, photography, film production, musical composition, mural design, etc.
·  School / Community leadership, including student clubs or organizations
·  Volunteer work / mentoring / tutoring, including Boy and Girl Scouts activities
·  Friendship-building activities, including interfaith and multicultural groups
·  Political / civic involvement, including working with elections or campaigns
·  Peer mediation groups / peaceful conflict resolution / violence prevention groups

If you would like to bring special recognition to a deserving young person, we would encourage you to click on the link below to begin the nomination process:

The National Liberty Museum would kindly ask you to forward this nomination link to other teachers, families, community organizations, and care-givers in your school or community.

The deadline for nominations is May 30, 2009.

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to celebrating democracy and diversity, promoting respect and defusing violence.  Located at 321 Chestnut Street in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, the Museum is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. Sundays are free admission.  The facility is fully wheelchair accessible. Schools, community organizations and tour groups may book tours any day throughout the year.  For more information on the Museum, call 215-925-2800 or visit

Kevin Orangers
Vice President of Programs
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-2800 x 133

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