Celebrating the best of humanity one story at a time.
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Use MY HERO's resources for distance learning and in the classroom.
Browse our rich library of stories, art, audio, and films made by professional media makers and students.
Yasmine Sherif
Universal Enlightenment
Esther Wojcicki
Charlie Parker

Impact and Reach

22 Years in Operation
25 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.