Kiefer, Superintendent of Public Schools in Troy, Ohio
"What a wonderful idea. There
are many kids surrounded by hopelessness... programs that combat
this succeed or fail based on whether a kid believes that with
consistent effort he can attain his dream... I commend you for
Hetzer, Broadcast Communications Chief of UNICEF
"MY HERO is a wonderful initiative. Giving children the
opportunity to use the media and express themselves is a UNICEF
priority. The MY HERO project enables and empowers kids to do
Brown a teacher in Connecticut
" I have sung the praises of the web site for many months- Keep
up the good work!"
We are also indebted to our audience, whose kind letters keep us
getting out of bed in the morning:
just wanted to thank you for your hero page. I ran across it by accident
while I was doing research for my Sunday School class. Needless to
say, you provided me with some very good material that Sunday. I have
been exploring it some more tonight, and it is a wonderful source
of inspiration and information. We really need heroes, and your page
shows us that we can all be heroes and become like the great heroes
of the world. Again, thank you for your page. I have added it to my
list of favorite places, and I will return here often."
Ken Weber from Alexandria, Virginia
site is great. You are making a worthwhile contribution to society.
There are probably some poor choices of places to visit on the internet
but what you are doing is providing good choices. Thank You and may
you be blessed in your efforts to provide good choices."
Beach's Jeanne Meyers (one of the producers of the MY HERO Web site)
like a lot of other moms was pretty tired of all the trash on TV.
She decided to do something about it: create a positive, interactive
TV program showcasing "unsung" heroes. With the My Hero home page
viewers can submit their heroes and suggestions. No sex, no violence;
just a lot of heroes. Now there's novelty."
Terence Loose, Coaster Magazine
DO HEROES MATTER?
Boswell, Editor of Healthy Kids Magazine
"From Amelia Earhart to modern day heroes, we all need
role models to look up to - people who inspire us to new heights.
For children too, heroes are important, in that they help kids
overcome fears, set personal goals, and accept challenges."
Elder, Ph.D., St. Louis Children's Hospital
"It's important that kids have these kinds of heroes, as
they demonstrate a way of making the impossible attainable;
it gives children something to stretch for."
"Heroes are catalysts for change. They create new possibilities.
They have a vision, and the skill and charm to implement their
Lucas, Producer of Star Wars
"Mentors help novices learn by doing - applying theory
in practice – and also inspire them, keeping them motivated
to persevere. I've featured such relationships between mentors
and apprenticeships in my Star Wars films. I hope more teachers
can benefit from mentoring."