|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.||Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.|
|Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.|
|Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation|
|Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Fred Hollows||Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist committed to providing eye care to Aboriginal and poor people.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.|
|Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.||Jennifer Smith is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||Jon Rose is a surfer dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to the world.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.|
|Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niños sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Médecins Sans Frontières won the Nobel Peace Prize.||Medical Missions for Children uses cutting-edge medical broadcasting technologies to bring medical care to underserved communities.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.|
|Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.||Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.||Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.|
|Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.||Sanoussi Diakite invented the fonio husking machine.||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.||Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.|
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A Stranger helped a young girl who was lost in the city.||Alan Beavan will be remembered for his bravery on Sept. 11, 2001.||Albert Schweitzer had a 'reverence for life.'||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.||Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.|
|Balto led his dog team on the lifesaving 1925 serum run to Rome, Alaska||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.||Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Bob and Suzanne Wright founded Autism Speaks to help find a cure.|
|Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.||Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara believed in freedom and saved many Jews during WWII.||Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Colonel Jack H. Jacobs His extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 14 people.||Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Dan Mazur sacrificed climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest to save another climber.|
|Danny Thomas is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.||Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Dennis Smith is an author and retired firefighter||Desmond T. Doss became a medic during WWII and saved many lives.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Don Cheadle |
and Darfur Now deliver a call to action to stop the genocide in the Sudan.
|Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Ginger Holt saved Drew's leg when he was in the hospital.||Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.|
|Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Eddie Aikau loved the sea and often risked his life to save others|
|Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu was the first woman pilot from Romania.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation||Fauzia Minallah is the founder of Funkor Childart Centre and an ARTIVIST.|
|Firefighters in |
New York City
are the heroes
of the day.
|Fireworkers from Chernobyl bravely gave their lives to protect the safety of others during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.||Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio victims.|
|Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist committed to providing eye care to Aboriginal and poor people.||Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.||George Latham saved a girl from a burning car and is also a hero to his daughter.||Giorgio Perlasca saved the lives of thousands of Jews during WWII||Haiti Relief: |
How Kids Can Help make a difference.
|Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.|
|Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.||Help for Haiti||Hermine Santrouschitz |
(Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
|Hero is an extraordinary therapy dog.||Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.|
|Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.||Ivan Beltrami joined the resistance during WWII and saved many Jews.||Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jarell Brooks saved a mother and her chldren during an attack at a movie theater.||Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.|
|Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||John Polivchuk was a firefighter who inspired others with his bravery, selflessness and optimism.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.|
|Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.||Kurt Klein brought, among others, his future wife, Gerda, and Oskar Schindler, to safety.||Lillie Hitchcock-Coit was a turn of the century firefighting hero.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Liviu Librescu was a Virginia Tech teacher who sacrificed his life to save his students.||Los Topos de Mexico is one of the most elite earthquake rescue teams in the world.|
|Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niños sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest known for his great humanity during WWII.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.||Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.|
|Michael Kelley beat all the odds as a paratrooper and police officer.||Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||Mikey Ray Frasier is a lifesaver three times over.||Molly Pitcher was a Revolutionary War heroine who bravely carried water to soldiers on the battlefield.||Moses Zulu established Children's Town in Zambia to teach AIDS orphans life skills.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.|
|Nathaniel Dunigan creates hope for Ugandan orphans with HIV/AIDS.||Nick Anderson and Ana Slavin challenge young people to get involved to help end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Olara Otunnu is devoted to saving the lives and futures of children in war-torn countries.||Olivia Harrison founded an organization to help abandoned children in Romania.||Oskar Schindler saved almost 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.|
|Oskar Schindler defied his countrymen and courageously helped to save Jews during the Holocaust.||Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of more than 1200 Rwandans who took refuge in his hotel.||Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.||Princess Eliza Ella has been inspired by Eliza the hero in The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson|
|Putting pizzazz into pet adoption||Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.||Rudolph Giuliani New York Mayor, was a compassionate leader following the World Trade Center attack.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.|
|Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.||Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.|
|Sompop Jantraka helps poor children in Thailand to avoid child prostitution and obtain an education.||Stephen Siller: From The Tunnel to the Towers was a firefighter who bravely sacrificed his life to save others on 9/11.||Susan G. Komen was the inspiration for her sister to reach out to other women with cancer.||Tad Agoglia is founder of the First Response Team of America.||Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||The Danish Resistance acted bravely in a time of darkness.|
|To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.||Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Tostan Founder|
Molly Melching empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
|Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.||US Military Hospital in Germany |
At Forefront of Saving U.S. Lives
|Vilmos Farkas sacrificed his personal safety to save the lives of a couple of strangers.|
|"Teacher in Space" Christa McAuliffe's |
Memory Still Vivid After 25 Years
|Ana Eugenia Posada is a dedicated teacher who provides help and support to children with learning difficulties.||Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Annie Mansfield Sullivan Macy developed new methods for teaching blind and deaf students.||Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.||Baba Coleman is a drumming teacher who instills self-determination in his students.|
|Barry Guillot is a middle school teacher who makes science come to life through service-learning.||Barry Kramer empowers students to ask questions and find answers through Learning Circles, a telecollaborative learning experience.||Becky Miller is the General Editor for MY HERO.||Bill Belsey is a teacher with a mission to stop bullying.||Booker T. Washington was an educator and the founder of the Tuskegee Institute.||Cami Anderson is working to improve the school system of Newark, New Jersey.|
|Charter Schools Expanding Rapidly |
Across United States
|Cheikh Darou Seck is an English teacher in Senegal who inspires his students to become MY HERO reporters.||Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher to fly in space.||Colonel Francis Parker was known as 'The Children's Crusader' and 'The Teacher of Teachers.'||Domingo F. Sarmiento was a distinguished educator and president of Argentina.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.|
|Dr. H. Arief Rahman is admired by his students for the way he speaks his mind and encourages them in their studies.||Dr. Margaret Honey is working to transform the way we educate our children in science, math, engineering and technology.||Dr. Norman Isaacs is an inspiration to the staff and students at Millikan Middle School.||Dr. Philip Zimbardo - Psychologist has created the Heroic Imagination Project to foster the belief that we are all heroes in waiting.||Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Eeva Reeder is passionate about teamwork and hands-on, real-life applications of abstract mathematical concepts.|
|Elizabeth Daley has created an outstanding multi media educational program that serves as a model for the world.||Emi Yuliaty encourages her students to believe that where there is a will there is a way.||Erin Gruwell is the founder of Freedom Writers and an inspiration to teachers and students around the world.||Eva La Mar uses visual learning and communication tools to deepen understanding of geography, geology and local history.||Film Festival 2005|
Get a Clue
Carol Anne McGuire teaches visually impaired children and founded Rock Our World.
|Friedl Dicker-Brandeis was an artist and teacher who gave children hope during the Holocaust.|
|Gary Birch is a compassionate educator and role model to his students.||Geoffrey Canada is an educator, social activist and president of the Harlem Childrens Zone in New York.||George N. Parks inspires his band students to do their best and have fun with music.||Georgiana Munteanu, My English Teacher inspires her students to believe in themselves and to love and respect nature.||Giuseppe Fortunati is a computer teacher from Italy who uses the Internet to promote cultural exchanges.||Global Educator Award|
George Lucas is a global educator who has made a great impact on the world in the field of education.
|Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud is a Mexican teacher who helps his students gain filmmaking skills to make a statement about their environment.||Hector Morales teaches students to be self-sufficient environmentalists.||Hero Teachers of a Dyslexic is a personal story that seeks to guide and encourage students who learn differently.||Herschel Vaughn conducts an after-school program that teaches music, discipline, and friendship.||Jacqueline Melnick is a music teacher.||James Burke developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.|
|Janet Miller is a teacher who stepped up to prevent bullying of LGBT students.||Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jason XV: |
Teacher Argonauts Eight talented teachers from the US and Bermuda took part in Jason XV: Rainforests at the Crossroads in Panama.
|Jean Enock Joseph teaches self-help to lift Haiti||Jerrilyn Jacobs mentors her students in music, dance and filmmaking.||Jesse Thyne was a generous soul with a passion for teaching.|
|Johann Olav Koss: Right To Play is a Norwegian Olympian who founded Right to Play||John Seigel Boettner brings his classroom out into the world and the world into his classroom through bikes and film.||Judy Warner worked to create a public high school for technology.||Laura Nietzer inspires her students through the MY HERO Learning Circle.||Laurel Schmidt encourages her fifth graders to get involved.||Li Ling gives hope to disadvantaged children in China.|
|Louis Braille invented a system of writing and reading used by blind people all over the world.||Ludomatica offers technology and |
to disadvantaged Colombian youth
|Luis Soriano Bohorquez started the Biblioburro Library in the mountains of Colombia.||Luisa Orellana is an English as a second language teacher who inspires her students to reach for their dreams.||Mali Bickley uses technology to help her students connect with their peers around the world to build empathy and tolerance.||Mali Bickley is proud of her students who won Best Film (Rainforest Fable), Elementary category, of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.|
|Marco Torres helps students empower themselves through the mastery of multimedia.||Maria Montessori developed a new approach to education.||Mario Martin is a blind university Spanish professor who inspires others with his drive to suceed and his passion for Hispanic literature.||Marsha Goren is much beloved by her students for her genuine commitment to them.||Martha Mecartney is a scientist, engineer and professor committed to helping young women interested in the field of science.||Mary Lyon established the U.S.'s first college for women.|
|Mary McLeod Bethune used |
education to help
in the fight for racial and gender equality.
|Mel Levine believes that students who understand their learning styles are better equipped for success.||Mia Siscawati teaches people to protect their environment.||Mirian Acosta-Sing piloted a project to provide every student and teacher at Mott Hall School with a laptop.||Morris S. Schwartz was a professor who taught us how to live life with joy.||Mrs. Linda Klepper has changed the lives of many young children as a second grade teacher.|
|Mrs. Magdalena Domniteanu is a hero for her patience and ability to inspire her students with a love for learning.||Mrs. Mignosa is a hero to Caitlin because she helps her with her studies after school.||Mrs. Nirmala |
and the Eradication
of Malaria Project are working in India to educate the public.
|Mustapha Louznadji is an Algerian educator who leads by example and who brings out the best in his students and colleagues.||Nawaraj Baskota is working to improve the education of the poorest children in Nepal.||Pat Bolanos founded Key Learning Community to cultivate multiple intelligences.|
|Paul Cummins has devoted his career to finding ways to provide all children equitable access to a quality education.||Peggy Bryan emphasizes teacher support, parental and community involvement in the classroom.||Peter Copen is the founder of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)||Phil Layne gives encouragement, hope, and a helping hand to his students.||Raden Ajeng Kartini championed education and civil rights for women in Indonesia.||Ranald MacDonald was a Native American/Scot wayfarer who helped open up Japan to the West.|
|Randy Randall exhibits strength, courage, and integrity to his students.||Retired Florida Teacher Rebuilds School in Haiti||Robert Moses founded The Algebra Project, which is committed to teaching math literacy.||Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras uses music to inspire children to learn.||Roberto Arevalo of The Mirror Project |
teaches kids TV production.
|Rowena Gerber and her students raise money to send Solar Ovens around the world.|
|Ruth Simmons is breaking down barriers in the world of higher education.||Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.||Sadie Dunn is an inspiring role model as a teacher and great-grandmother.||September McGee is an artist and a teacher.||Sequoyah invented the Cherokee alphabet, which enabled Cherokees to record their history.||Shannon Arnett impacts her students with her love and excitement for learning.|
|Shirley Blair helps bring education to Tibetan children from Nepal.||Sir Ken Robinson is a passionate international advisor on education in the arts||Stephanie Joukoff coaches synchronized swimming and is a hero to Emily.||Susan Elizabeth Blow founded the first public kindergarten school in America.||Susanna Wesley is known as the Mother of Methodism.||Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet created the first school for the deaf and dumb and blind in America.|
|Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Tony Bencivenga stresses the importance of social and emotional learning experiences.||Two worlds, one classroom School that Reaches Out to children and families from the nearby slum in India.||Valentina Mindoljevic is a science teacher who helped to provide aid to women and child refugees in Croatia.||Vicky Colbert de Arboleda is a leader in the movement to transform education in Colombia to provide equal access to all children.||Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.|
|Wendy Gorton is an educational technology consultant and Google Certified Teacher.||Wendy Jewell is a passionate MY HERO educator, writer and Learning Circle facilitator.||Wendy Milette is a visionary filmmaker and educator.||Wyatt Smith makes a deal with his students: Learn Chinese. Go to China.|