2017

The MY HERO Project

The MY HERO Project, Inc.

MY HERO is an interactive, online archive celebrating the best of humanity, one story at a time.

MISSION
The Mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.
Celebrate Your Heroes
The MY HERO website features hundreds of heroes making a positive impact in our everyday lives. Here are some of our favorite heroes and their inspiring messages.
Wangari Maathai
"Women have an innate sense of service. It is part of who we are. We give rise to new life by nurturing it inside us for nine months. Then we bring it forth and feed it with our own milk, with our own body, and eventually, our own self. My mother was the first strong woman in my life. I know that it was she who instilled in me a true sense of my own power and my responsibility as a woman.."
Esther Wojcicki
"If you believe in them, they believe in themselves. Basically what I do in class is to apply TRICK, which stands for: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration & Kindness, which is what I think belongs in every class. You can't do anything without trust."
Eva Haller
"My greatest joy is to help young people when they're struggling with a good idea, with clearly something that could make a difference. I love to help them."
Mohamed Sidibay
"People spend so much time highlighting our differences, we actually forget how similar we are...people find it easy to separate themselves and just say, 'It's not us, it's them, and I can't relate to their problems.' I speak to give a name and a face behind the stories."

Mohamed Sidibay with Dalai Lama

Films
The MY HERO Project celebrates the best of humanity with short films by filmmakers of all ages from around the world. Visit myhero.com/Films to discover more.

Dr. Abdi worked with international NGOs and her own resources to feed and house all who came to her with the caveats that first, no one could bring clan fighting into the camp, and second, no man could beat his wife.

The MY HERO International Film Festival - call for entries to the Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award.

This award is sponsored by One World One Ocean campaign with a 500.00 prize.

"Not much of a glimmer of hope. No happy ending to follow. Life goes on. The river flows on."

Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to the giant Colorado based Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper mine on her property.

Philanthropist and filmmaker Abigail Disney reveals why art is essential to social movements. She believes that creative thinking is the most essential element in social movements for change.

Kathy Eldon is a true believer in using creativity to fight for progress. Kathy has dedicated her life to fostering artists and activists to honor Dan's creative spirit.

The MY HERO International Film Festival 
Filmmakers of all ages are invited to submit short films that honor heroes working to create positive change around the world. Visit myhero.com/FilmFestival to see more. 

The MY HERO Project celebrates the best of humanity through media and technology.

Pato Banton performing "Love is the Greatest Thing" at MY HERO's 20th Anniversary International Film Festival.

Tiffany Shlain accepting her award at the 2015 MY HERO International Film Festival.

Her films are listed in our MY HERO organizer at www.myhero.com/org-tiffany-shlain-films

Art Gallery
Featuring professional and student works of art that celebrate heroism.

The Wheel of Faith brings together the world's spiritual leaders in one iconic image.

United Farm Worker hero Cesar Chavez is brilliantly portrayed by California artist Marilyn Huerta.

Charles Darwin was a naturalist, geologist and biologist who contributed to the science of evolution.

Public health professionals including nurses are on the front lines serving people everywhere, as illustrated by Douglas Miller.

"When People tell me nothing has changed, I say walk in my shoes and I will show you change."
- John Lewis

Stories
The MY HERO Project's celebrates the best of humanity one story at a time. Students and professional share their MY HERO essays with our global learning community. Visit myhero.com/Stories to learn connect with our global community. 

https://myhero.com/Dan_Eldon

Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed in Somalia. MY HERO honors his art and legacy.

https://myhero.com/Robert_Shetterly_2010

Robert Shetterly creates portraits of Americans who tell the truth and he conducts educational seminars for students of all ages.

https://myhero.com/Cousteau_Slater_Trip_FF_06

Slater Jewell-Kemker and her hero, Jean-Michel Cousteau.

https://myhero.com/Stepanek_Stepanek_bk06

Mattie Stepanek was a young poet who inspired people with his courage and creativity.

MY HERO Programs
MY HERO conducts outreach programs in schools, community centers and museums.

The director of the MY HERO Project, Jeanne Meyers, teaching about environmental heroes to children from The Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Media Arts: Media Arts director, Wendy Milette, assists young people editing their hero films.

Learning Circles director, Wendy Jewell, connects classrooms around the world with The MY HERO Project.

MY HERO Partners
We collaborate with many other non-profit organizations in promoting heroism and positive media around the globe.
About The MY HERO Project
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The MY HERO Project, Inc.

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