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

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22 Sep
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Sarah Vann Teaches Outside the Box

By highlighting a female Unsung Hero in STEM, 8th grade science teacher Sarah Vann hopes to inspire her students to transcend limitations. more

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3 Dec

Minoru Yasui

A Japanese orchardist from Hood River, Oregon, Minoru Yasui started the first Supreme Court case testing the constitutionality of Japanese internment. 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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