Celebrating the best of humanity one story at a time.
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
Browse our rich library of stories, art, audio, and films made by professional media makers and students.
Art | Scientists
Katherine Johnson
Film | Poetry
Maya Angelou poetry featured - Still I Rise
Story | Health
Federica and Baby Malick
Audio | Music
Charlie Parker
Watch Kenji Williams’ new film. Winner of the 2010 MY HERO Media Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival. Itʼs an exploration of the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem through time and space.”- , BELLA GAIA Founder

Inspirational and relevant resources for fresh, year-round content...
Meet the 11-year-old inventor working to improve lead water testing

MY HERO: Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them

Some of the brightest lights from around the globe share -- in their own words -- stories about the people who have been their greatest source of strength and inspiration.

Featured Story
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures
Share your hero story, art, or film with the world.

We shine a light on heroes around the world, bringing hope, inspiration and role models to millions of students who take part in this award-winning, educational not-for-profit project.

Impact and Reach

22 Years in Operation
24 Years In Operation
211,395 Heroes Celebrated
211,395 Heroes Celebrated
20 million visitors annually
20 Million Visitors Annually
8 million MB of bandwidth used each year
8 Million MB of bandwidth used each year
130,456 Registered Users
130,456 Registered Users
2,400 Websites linking to myhero.com
2,400 Websites linked to myhero.com
Our Story
In 1995, three mothers--Jeanne, Rita and Karen--got together to start The MY HERO Project. Disturbed by the negativity of “reality” TV, they resolved to create a safe, online space where children could learn about real-life heroes creating positive change. It was during these early days of the Internet that MY HERO became one of the first websites to offer a media arts education program for children, teaching them to create and publish media online. Since then, millions of students from all over the world have benefited from our educational programs and contributed to The MY HERO Project.

Today, The MY HERO Project is a trusted destination for global educators. MY HERO’s curated hero content reminds us of the human potential for good. By inspiring, engaging and empowering students, MY HERO not only brings classroom lessons to life, but can transform the lives of students.