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Review for My Hero Project Inc, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For over 10 years,, my 4th and 6th grade students have participated in The MY HERO Project. They became aware of how issues affect communities differently around the world while learning about heroes making a positive difference globally. My students have been inspired to submit stories and short films to MY HERO for publication on their website. In addition, my students have taken part in the MY HERO iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) Learning Circles, which has connected students from our school in New Jersey to other classes around the world, such as Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Russia, Moldova, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya and more. Students collaborated online and learned more about other countries' cultures. After collaborating with the school in Sierra Leone, my students learned that many children, particularly girls, are not able to go to school due to the cost of tuition. After learning this, students were motivated to create a fundraiser activity to raise money at our school’s Homecoming. The money raised was enough to send over 30 children to school for a year in Sierra Leone. MY HERO has inspired my students, and others, to make a positive difference in the world.

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