"If we are to achieve true peace in this world, it shall have to begin with the children."
|Akiane Kramarik is an incredible young artist who is self taught.||Alexandra Scott raised money for cancer research through her nationwide lemonade stands.||Alicia O'Brien was the inspiration for Cherie Bennett's novel, Zink.||Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '||Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'|
|Anthony D. Leanna started|
the 'Heavenly Hats Foundation' at the
age of 10.
|Apps for Good: technical innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths||Ashley Rhodes-Courter is an advocate for foster children and adoption rights.||Austin Gutwein founded Hoops of Hope.||Bethany Hamilton survived a shark attack and inspired the world||Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.|
|Brandon Keefe provides books to |
libraries in his
|Caine Monroy created a cardboard arcade in his father's shop.||Calista M. Pierce makes and sells crafts to raise money for the Special Olympics.||Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.||Connie O'Connell was a hero and inspiration to her family.|
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.||Elizabeth Cline is a hero to her sister, Hallie.||Ellie Wen created a website to help people learn to speak English.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Ghana schoolboy launches his own Somalia famine fundraiser|
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Global Kids Leaders volunteer|
to help their
|Hannah Taylor started the Ladybug Foundation to help the homeless in her community.||Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Iqbal Masih was a brave advocate for child labor laws in Pakistan.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jason XV: Argonaut|
Maria Victoria Ferrara participated in 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' in Panama.
|Jason XV: Panamanian Argonaut:|
Andrea Kam participated in the 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' expedition.
|Jeneece Edroff is a determined fundraiser who raises money to help children with serious illnesses.||Jennifer Smith is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.||Jimmy Woodard helps community groups with his knowledge of media and technology||John Tacket is remembered as|
|Joneice proved |
how strong a
kid can be to her
|Julia inspires her older cousin with her courage and spirited ability to overcome obstacles.||Kids Helping Kids is run by kids - and for kids||Kristianne is an amputee who encourages other young amputees with her positive approach to living.||Lucy is an autistic child who turns her disability into a strength through her imagination.||Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.|
|Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Molly's Film|
The Story of a Young Filmmaker is the winner of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.
|Mory Sanberg makes bag lunches for the homeless people in her city.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Nicole Beal inspires her friend, Ashley, with her courage and positive outlook on life.|
|Nkosi Johnson was an orphan infected by HIV who spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.||Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.||Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Rudy wanted to |
run before he
|Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.|
|Ryan Wayne White devoted his life to educating the public about AIDS.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Samantha Marie Rowlands learned |
to read when
others said she
|Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||SLATER is a student reporter who exudes peace and goodness everywhere she goes.||Sophie Delezio was an ambassador for 2008 World Youth Day.|
|Tatiana rossman: Books flow from an American teen |
to African schools
|The Little Rock Nine bravely fought discrimination to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.||Tori Degen is a two-time cancer survivor who shares her story to help others in need.||Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.|
|Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Abraham Lincoln led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.||Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.|
|Ashoka was a fierce warrior-king who changed his ways and became a beloved peacemaker.||Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.||Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.||Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.||Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, diplomat, writer, and a huge influence on American history.|
|BETTY BIGOMBE was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.||Bob Marley had a vision of One World, One Love.||Chief Arvol Looking Horse appeals to indigenous voices |
across the world to bring peace.
|China Jails Peace Prize Supporter |
|Coalition of Women |
for Peace aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.
|Corbin Harney has spread a message|
of peace throughout
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Daniel Ellsberg works to promote peace on the planet.||Daniel Libeskind is an architect whose work inspires peace.||Daniel Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.||Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program|
|Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Fareed Zakaria offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Driuni Jakani: He's raising hope in southern Sudan by boosting crop yields - and women's rights|
|Eboo Patel: Helping young people champion religious tolerance founded the Interfaith Youth Core to defend religious diversity.||Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.||Elie Wiesel wrote the famous Holocaust memoir Night.||Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Friends Without Borders is building peace through children's heartfelt letters to one another in India and Pakistan.|
|Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Garry Davis declared himself the first official world citizen.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Greg Mortenson promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.||Guernica Picasso's |
work of art evokes
|Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.|
|Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hassan 2 was a monarch who worked for peace in the Middle East||Hugo Grotius was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.||Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Indira Johnson places intriguing sculptures to create dialogues on peace||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.|
|Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
|Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes.||Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||John Lennon was a singer/songwriter, member of The Beatles and peace activist.||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.|
|John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.||Kim Dae-Jung brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.||Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.||Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.||Le Ly Hayslip is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.||Loung Ung from Cambodia is a national spokesperson for a landmine-free world.|
|Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.||Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.||Martin Luther King, Jr. brought change through non-violence. by Nick Campbell from Juneau, Alaska|
|Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Mattie Stepanek:|
For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives
|Mohamed Anwar El Sadat risked his life for peace.||Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.||Mohandas K. Gandhi used non-violence to free India from British rule.||Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.|
|My Hero & Childnet ask |
"How can we use the Internet
as a Tool for Peace and Hope?"
|Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Oprah Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .||Oscar Arias Sanchez won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.||Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.|
|Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.||Peace Palace |
International Court Of Justice seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.
|Peace Pilgrim walked over 25,000 miles for peace.||PeaceJam Foundation |
Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.
|Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.|
|Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Romeo Alain Dallaire is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over three decades.||Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.|
|Ryuichi Hirokawa photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.||Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.||Stephanie Hope Smith works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.||The Art Miles Mural Project|
Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
|The Everest Peace Project promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.||Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.||UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.||Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.||Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.|
|Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.|