MY HERO is an interactive, online archive celebrating the best of humanity, one story at a time.
Teachers
Eva Haller
Xenia Shin
Peacemakers
Ron Kovic
Betty Bailey & Jeanne Meyers
Women
Kathy Eldon
Xenia Shin
Peacemakers
Mohamed Sidibay
Mohamed Sidibay
Earthkeepers
Wangari Maathai
Tanner from Austin
Young Heroes
Slater Jewell-Kemker
The MY HERO Project


Explore MY HERO's rich multimedia library of stories, art, music and films submitted by our global community.
Explorers
Dan Eldon
Family
Azim Khamisa
Earthkeepers
Nan Hauser
Teachers
Erin Gruwell
Student
Gabrielle Gorman


We invite you to upload your own multimedia content that celebrates heroes - and share them with the world!
Painting
Oprah Winfrey
Devin
Painting
Mahatma Gandhi
Ben Heine
Painting
Eleanor Roosevelt
Marilyn Huerta
Painting
Claudette Colvin
Robert Shetterly
Painting
Dolores Huerta
Marilyn Huerta


Get involved by using our event calendar in your classroom, signing our guestbook and exploring our library.
Poetry
Rudyard Kipling
Credit: Wikipedia
Music
Jane Goodall
Credit: Jane Goodall Foundation
Music
Charlie Parker
Credit: wikipedia
Stories
Abraham Lincoln
Credit: whitehouse.gov
Aids
Florence Ngobeni
Credit: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Tuesday

Birthday of "Mother Jones"

August 1
Credit: Mother Jones
US labor leader born 1837
Wednesday

James Baldwin

August 2
Credit: Robert Shetterly
Author James Baldwin born 1924
Friday

Louis Armstrong

August 4
Credit: Wiki Images
Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong born 1901
Friday

Barack Obama

August 4
Credit: Barack Obama website
U.S. President Barack Obama born 1961
Sunday

International Forgiveness Day

August 6
Credit: Lekha Singh
International Forgiveness Day
Sunday

Inez Milholland Boissevain

August 6
Credit: wiki
Suffragist born 1886
Tuesday

Matthew Henson

August 8
Credit:
Arctic explorer Matthew Henson born 1866
Thursday

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in to US Supreme Court

August 10
Credit: -lawyersusadcdicta.wordpress.com/2008/10/
Second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court
Friday

Allegra Kent

August 11
Credit: the ballerina gallery
Ballerina Allegra Kent born 1937
Tuesday

Melinda Gates

August 15
Credit: GatesFoundation.org -
American philanthropist born 1964
Friday

Rosalynn Carter

August 18
Credit: wiki
Former First Lady/Philanthropist Rosalynn Carter born 1927
Friday

Women's Right to Vote in US Ratified

August 18
Credit: International Film Service Public Domain
19th Amendment Ratified 1920
Thursday

Duke Kahanamoku, "Father of Surfing"

August 24
Credit: Wikipedia Public Domain
Hawaiian "Father of Surfing" born 1890.
Friday

Althea Gibson

August 25
Credit: Althea Gibson
World tennis champion, born 1927
Saturday

Women's Equality Day

August 26
Credit: Nancy Pelosi (Wikipedia CC)
Women's Equality Day
Wednesday

Sylvia Earle

August 30
Credit: <a href=www.nmsfocean.org/images2
Oceanographer Sylvia Earle born in 1935
Thursday

Maria Montessori

August 31
Credit: -geelongmontessori.com
Educator Maria Montessori born 1870
Thursday

Itzhak Perlman

August 31
Credit: wiki
Israeli-American Violinist Itzhak Perlman born 1945
HERO GUESTBOOK

Julia writes: My hero is Anne Frank. Anne Frank was an ordinary teenage girl, but she has touched the hearts of so many through her inspiring words. Living as a Jewish child during the Holocaust was hard, but Anne found a way to express her feelings in a way that no bestselling author can copy. Her diary was just a simple birthday gift, but now it is in many languages and found in almost every middle school and high school across the globe. Her brave soul and fearless mind makes Anne Frank a hero for many.

Artwork from the MY HERO GALLERY, courtesy of Anna Sponer

THE LIBRARY

Moonshots in Education explores digital and online learning in the classroom and what it takes to make a "moonshot." It gives several models and examples of schools that are already implementing digital learning and what the success rate has been. It also provides philosophical discussion a variety of educational philosophies and how each one empowers students and teachers. The book also provides tools to support teachers in most subject areas. The forward by James Franco explores how this type of blended real world learning has made a significant positive impact in his life.