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?

Featured Post

15 Sep
Lowell Milken awards Zoe Self the Discovery Award Grand Prize at Fort Scott High School.

$13,500 in Cash Prizes Given in International Discovery Award Competition

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes announces the 2017 winners of the international Discovery Award competition, with cash prizes totaling $13,500. More

Educator Insights

15 Aug

Virginia Milken Educators React to the Violence in Charlottesville

Milken Educator Wade Whitehead encourages teachers to bring Unsung Heroes into their classrooms to inspire students to stand up for what they believe in. 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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Discover the power to create positive change in the world through art. Our Student Art Competition for students in grades 6-12 has a grand prize of $7,500 and other cash prizes.
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