unsung hero (n) : one who created positive change in history by improving the lives of others, and has yet to be recognized for his or her actions

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The Hero Inside Each of Us

Windham High School biology teacher Bethany Bernasconi asks: What would it mean for our children if we helped to illuminate that hero inside each of them and nurtured it to take root for a lifetime? more

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Alice Seeley Harris

A young missionary, Alice Seeley Harris used photography to expose the egregious human rights violations perpetrated by Belgian colonists in the Congo. more
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Through our unique project-based learning approach, we collaborate with students, educators and parents to discover, develop and communicate Unsung Heroes stories.
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