My Hero Celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. It is a website that gives students access to a wide range of positive role models from many walks of life. My Hero features stories, videos, artwork, films, etc, about people who make a difference in a positive way. People that students can admire and learn from. Students will learn valuable lessons from this website and will connect with heroes in a new and meaningful way. The videos are touching and real and will reach the hearts of your students when viewed. Students will learn about the struggles, many may be similar to theirs, and the joys of heroes featured on the site.
Educational Application: Students can also create their own content and submit it to the site to be published. Lessons incorporating artwork, videos, their own essays or stories about their role models are usually very reflective and educational. Now they can have them published on this wonderful site.
There are hundreds if not thousands of heroes to learn about here. There are many that will be familiar to students but also many that they will be learning about for the first time. Below is a screenshot of all of the different categories of “Heroes” on the site. These stories have all been written by people from around the world. How cool would it be if your students would have their stories among them?
“The MY HERO Project was founded in 1995 by Karen Pritzker, Jeanne Meyers and Rita Stern as a response to the lack of positive role models in the media for children.”
From the site:“The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.”