By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An Old City museum is looking for some young heroes to honor and nominations are being accepted now.
Each year The National Liberty Museum on Chestnut Street near 3rd Street accepts nominations identifying kids who champion liberty by taking action to make social change in their schools and communities.
“This program, the ‘Young Heroes Award,’ has been with us since we founded the museum back in 2000. And it’s a program that is directly looking at kids between the ages eight to 18. Rare gems if you will; kids that don’t see themselves as heroes, but do things heroic every single day,” says Kevin O’Rangers, Vice President of Programs at the Museum.
About 20 kids are selected from across the nation and one winner receives the President’s Honor Award which includes a $1,000 monetary prize.
The recommendation deadline is June 30th.
For more information, visit: www.libertymuseum.org.