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

Why Unsung Heroes?

28 Aug

Agents of Change and the Greatest Stories Never Told

"Students need the stories of everyday people who have done something extraordinary to create a better world." More

27 Feb
Michael McAndrews / Hartford Courant

Elizabeth Horton Sheff

Civil rights activist Elizabeth Horton Sheff led a landmark lawsuit to rectify educational inequities between urban and suburban schools. 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.

Share Your Story

Discover the power to create positive change in the world through art. Our International Student Art Competition for students in grades 6-12 has a grand prize of $7,500 and other cash prizes.
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