"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 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '|
|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.||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 and launched a movement.||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.||Efren Penaflorida helped create Dynamic Teen Company||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||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.||Middle East youths tackle social problems by starting businesses||Mike Browne started Get the Lead Out of Fishing||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.
|Rina Goldberg refused to let her disease smother her dream.||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.||The Malala Effect: |
5 snapshots of girls'
education in the Muslim world
|Tori Degen is a two-time cancer survivor who shares her story to help others in need.|
|Valerie Weisler takes on bullying|
with the Validation Project
|Vivienne Harr founded Make a Stand Lemon-aid to raise fund for organizations that fight child slavery.||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.||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||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.|
|Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.||Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||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.||Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers,||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.||Evgeny Alexeevich Gerzhov that living in peace with other countries is absolutely necessary.||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.||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.
|Gibran Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher who is third after Shakespeare and Lao-Tsu.||Glenn Paige's simple idea: |
a 'nonkilling' world
|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||Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||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 &
|Jean Paul Samputu practices forgiveness - even for his father's killer||Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
|Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.||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.||Leo Tolstoy influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||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 Dullaert is the founder of the International Children's Peace Prize.||Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.||Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.||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
|Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.||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 Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds||Nelson Mandela's legacy: |
The world remembers
|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 Bringer - August/September 2012 |
(& Summer 2013 Update Honoree!)
Jeanne Meyers, MY HERO Project
|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 |
(Mildred Norman Ryder) 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.
|Ralph Bunche was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.||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 is a peacemaker, artist and author who sheds light on those using media to promote peace in the world.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over four 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.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.|
|Sergio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian UN diplomat remembered for his courageous dedication for peace.||Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.||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.|
|The Fourteenth Dalai Lama lives peace and is a pillar of integrity to many people.||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.|