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MY HERO Celebrates Young Heroes

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Ryan Hreljac

By: Wendy Jewell
Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.

Iqbal Masih

By: Kelly Frost from North Carolina
Iqbal Masih was a child laborer who tried to save others like himself.

Mattie Stepanek

By: Jim Hawkins
Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.

Divine Bradley:Team Revolution

Need Editing: Divine Bradley:Team Revolution encourages kids to become involved in their communities and become leaders.

Jennifer Staple: Unite for Sight

By: Claudia Hudson
Needs Editing: Jennifer Staple of Unite for Sight helps educate and inform the public about eye issues, and restore sight to the needy.

Hannah Taylor

By: Madison from Canada
Hannah Taylor started the Ladybug Foundation to help the homeless in her community.

Jacob Komar and Computers for Communities

By: My Hero Staff
Needs Editing: Jacob Komar and Computers for Communities refurbishes computers and helps inner city residents obtain IT skills.

Kimmie Weeks

By: My Hero Staff
Needs Editing: Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.

Alex Hill

Alex Hill helped to bring medical supplies to a Ugandan village.

Ruth DeGolia: Mercado Global

Needs Editing: Ruth DeGolia: Mercado Global works to help poor communities that have seen the collapse of prices for their locally grown crops.

Anne Frank

By: Alexis from Santa Maria
Live Life to the Fullest!

Michala Riggle

By: Kristen from Harrison
"You Gotta Believe"

Slater Jewell-Kemker

By: Nadine and Jeanne
Slater took part in this International Youth Summit and helped demonstrate the MY HERO website to children all over the world.

Bethany Hamilton

By: Tyler H. from Sycamore Jr. High
Never Give Up

Ruby Bridges

By: Susannah Abbey
Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.

Nkosi Johnson

By: MY HERO
Nkosi Johnson was an orphan infected by HIV who spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.

Samantha Marie Rowlands

By: THERESA from PANORAMA CITY
Samantha Marie Rowlands learned to read when others said she couldn't.

Craig Kielburger

By: Jerrilyn Jacobs
Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.

Maura Welch

Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.

Marc Kielburger

By: Ceilidh from Peterborough
Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.

Austin Gutwein

By: Lindsey from Palmer, Massachusetts
Austin Gutwein founded Hoops of Hope.

Laren Poole

By: Shelby from Fort Wayne
Laren Poole is co-founder of Invisible Children Foundation.

Hee Ah Lee

By: Stephen from LKMS

Films


Joey

Produced by:Shaun MacGillivray
Joey is a remarkable hero who captured the heart of filmmaker Shaun MacGilllivray.

Be Safe in the Surf

Produced by:Orla, Sonia and Lily
The Grange School provides live-saving lessons.

Peace Begins

Produced by:Slater Jewell-Kemker
Slater works with other youth activists in a colorful celebration of Peace Day.

Move With Me

Produced by:YLL ÇITAKU
A poetic film of the heroic children from Kosovo after the war.

Darius Goes West

Produced by:Logan Smalley
Darius captures the hearts of a nation on his journey west to spread awareness about Muscular Dystrophy.

Slater Jewell-Kemker

Produced by:My Hero
Slater is an amazing young woman dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.

Make A Wish

Produced by:Jamie Hancock, Olivia Van Slyke & Katie Rabun
Tori, a two-time cancer survivor, volunteers with charity organizations.

Courage

Produced by:Anson Schloat and John G. Young
A 12-year-old fought for his rights and the rights of his fellow child workers.

Cookie Girl in the Hot Zone

Produced by:Skip Blumberg
A post-9/11 portrait of a young girl who baked and served cookies to the workers coming and going to the World Trade Center site. First aired on WGBH and Zoom's program America's Kids Respond

Mattie Stepanek

Produced by:Nathan Smith
A short animated tribute to poet hero Mattie Stepanek. The soundtrack features the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School choir singing a song inspired by one of Mattie's poems.

Perseverance

Produced by:Anson Schloat and John G. Young
Liz Murray overcomes her difficult childhood to win a scholarship to go to college.

MY HERO Report II - Sidibay

Produced by:Mohamed Sidibay Reporter <br> Skip Blumberg Producer<br> Jeanne Meye...
Mohamed Sidibay was once forced to be a child soldier. He is now a youth reporter for MY HERO and he is committed to making a difference in the world.

Let them Bloom

Produced by:Fauzia Minallah from PAKISTAN
A simple prayer for peace with beautiful illustrations.

AnaTommy

Produced by:Logan Cascia, Kelsey Dimond and Jeff Mondlock
Tommy doesn't let his blindness get in the way of having adventures!

Artwork


My Cousin Aaron

By: Shabnam Lavian of Taft High School

Family Hero : Joneice by Doug Miller

By: Doug Miller

My Brother Ebbie

By: Ashlee Cohen of Taft High School

My Little Brother Angel

By: Karina Corrales of Taft High School

Mia Hamm Day

By: Taite from Cherry Hill

Rachel Carson as a Young Girl

By: Maia Desjardins

Anne Frank's Experience

By: Siara of Laguna Beach High School

Samantha Smith

By: Robert Shetterly

Organizer created on 7/22/2009 9:23:08 AM by Amanda Molinaro

Last edited 1/3/2019 10:19:44 AM by Anthony Pouw

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