MY HERO PROJECT INC

Celebrating the best of humanity, one story at a time.

aka The MY HERO Project   |   Laguna Beach, CA   |  www.myheroproject.org

Mission

The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.

Ruling year info

2002

Director

Jeanne Meyers

Main address

1278 Glenneyre 286

Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA

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EIN

10-0003021

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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The MY HERO Media Arts Education Program

MY HERO’s Media Arts Educators have brought training in
digital arts and media literacy skills to teachers and students around the
world, in locations as diverse as Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, Netherlands,
Slovakia, Russia, China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and the United States.

Population(s) Served

MY HERO's Teachers room provides a growing global
network of teachers with access to free, standards-aligned lesson plans, a rich
library of multi-media, and collaboration tools. Over 270,000 teachers visited
this area of the website last year.

Teachers in grades K-12 and universities have used MY HERO’s
curricula in their classrooms to build students’ 21st Century skills, stimulate
character development and engage young people in thinking critically about
media, heroism, personal and cultural values, human rights, and environmental
issues.

Population(s) Served

The MY HERO International Film Festival was launched to
celebrate filmmakers and heroes from around the world and to enrich MY HERO’s
ever-growing archive of positive media. The festival is held annually in the
George Lucas building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Our most recent festival recognized over 150 socially
conscious films by students and professional filmmakers alike.

Population(s) Served

MY HERO staff mentor teachers and students who take part in
our unique online Learning Circles, in partnership with the International
Education and Resource Network (iEARN.org).
Twice a year, the circles act as virtual
classrooms that enable communication and collaboration with peers around the
world about their unique cultures, countries and heroes. See some of the inspiring
results: http://www.myhero.com/lc2012

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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MY HERO PROJECT INC

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeanne Meyers

Mark Cavanagh

Cynthia Cohen

Judith Anderson

Caroline Hodge-West

Eva Haller

Jennifer Borland

Kenneth Koslow

Sandy Factor

Barbara McGillivray

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/10/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.