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Featured Project: The Hero Construction Company

Building Heroes in Schools and Around the Block


Joseph Campbell Foundation

Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. He is the pioneer of the concept of the monomyth and the “hero’s journey” model of mythological and human experience in his classic 1949 book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Since publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell’s theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. The best known is perhaps George Lucas, who has acknowledged a debt to Campbell regarding the stories of the Star Wars films. The hero’s journey model is widely used in contemporary heroism education and promotion material, projects and non-profits. Joseph Campbell Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, is the official home of Joseph Campbell’s legacy and works in the fields of mythology, comparative religion and more.

Corporate Hero US

In search of Hero Stories that nurture heroism in the corporate sphere – supporting principled action despite intense pressures to conform or blindly follow.

The Heroic Imagination Project

The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that teaches people how to take effective action in challenging situations. The mission of the Heroic Imagination Project is to teach young people how to stand up, speak out, and act courageously in challenging situations.

The Hero Construction Company

A non-profit dedicated to heroism promotion and education in schools. It is an innovative program that helps combat bullying, anti-social behaviour and foster moral responsibility, greater academic and social engagement, and overall well-being in school communities.

The Hero Report Podcast

Ari Kohen and Matt Langdon present the Hero Report, a weekly podcast on heroism. Ari is a professor at the University of Nebraska . Matt runs The Hero Construction Company.

Disability Heroes: Not Disabled. Differently Abled.

Disability Heroes is an interactive portal where children can come and learn about the unique power of Disability. Along with the help of the Disability Heroes Cooper Price, Dakota Sharpe and Steve Boswell we want to tell everyone about Disability.

The Higher Purpose Project

The Higher Purpose Project is a global initiative that brings together individuals of all ages and cultures committed to elevating their level of impact in the world.

Titanic Heroes

Titanic Heroes is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the true legacy of the RMS Titanic, which sank 100 years ago. That legacy is one of heroism, self-sacrifice, and women and children first.

Be More Heroic

Be More Heroic is a pro-compassion movement dedicated to inspiring individuals and communities to evoke positive and courageous action. Everyday heroes change the world!

School Heroes Unite

The School Heroes Unite school program is designed to inspire a pro heroism approach to bullying in your school.

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes is a non-profit educational leader that discovers, develops and communicates the stories of Unsung Heroes.

Rites of Passage Network

The Rites of Passage Network is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and step by step instructions on how to create a rite of passage for any group.

The Heroic Journey of Teenagers

This site is intended to give you a sense of the “Big Picture” of the journey of being a teenager – the three really big challenges, what to expect on the journey and what to do about it.


Founded by Mike Dilbeck, the Revolution for Courageous Leadership empowers people to stand up, step in, and speak out for what’s right.

Hero Support Network

The Hero Support Network is a free service offered by Life Management Coaching Solutions to individuals who are actively pursuing ‘a good life,’ and would like to be a part of a supportive online community.

Hero Training School

You only need 5-minutes to self-register for The ‘Hero Training-Beginner’ course, and there’s no homework – just you and about 42 five-minute long video lectures and super easy multiple-choice questions to make sure that you’re understanding the material.  You can mess up as much as you want to because you don’t get a grade for this – but you do get a certificate! It’s about 3-hours of video content! Watch 1-video per day!


How to recognize different types of change agents.

Cyberhero League

Cyberhero League is an award-winning interactive gaming adventure that turns players into real world heroes. Players set out on an array of interactive quests at parks, museums, movies, concerts, and other gathering spaces. Using mobile technology as a digital cape, they complete an array of quests, collect digital artifacts, and outwit defilers. Players are challenged to a race against time to change the course of history—literally.

Be The Hero!

Be the Hero! is a violence prevention program designed for use in groups of young men.

The MY HERO Project

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.

CNN: Heroes

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute is an award-winning television special created by CNN to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. The program was started in 2007.

The Giraffe Heroes Project

This nonprofit honors the risk-takers, people who are largely unknown, people who have the courage to stick their necks out for the common good, in the US and around the world. The project offers an extensive searchable database of hundreds of real-life heroes compiled by over the last 30+ years. This is a free service to the world—to families, to teachers, to media, and to any individual who seeks a path to leading a more meaningful life. It is a great resource for academicians studying heroism science, and a great source of inspiration for everyone.

Moral Heroes

Moral Heroes is an archive of inspirational men, women and youth throughout history that have sacrificed for the betterment of others socially, physically, politically, economically, or environmentally.

Kids Are Heroes

Kids Are Heroes is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. They do this by showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving.

Gloria Barron Prize For Young Heroes

The goal of the Barron Prize is to celebrate heroic young people – and to inspire others to do their part. These young people demonstrate the power of one person to make a difference to the world.

The Carnegie Hero Fund

The two-fold mission of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission: To recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed helping others.

Institute for Humane Education

Humane education not only instills the desire and capacity to live with compassion, integrity, and wisdom, but also provides the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways.  Zoe Weil is a friend of both The Heroic Imagination Project and The Hero Construction Company.

Group Dynamics and the New Heroism

Group Dynamics and the New Heroism is the ethical alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment. This is a six hour video series which captures the unscripted, spontaneous group process of eight individuals as they learn how to work together and form groups that will help motivate and sustain the courageous actions they wish to pursue.

Abilities.com: The Resource for the Disability Community

The community of people with disabilities is not short on heroes. There are people who, by letting nothing stand the way of achieving their goals, inspire others to meet their own obstacles head on. There are people who take action on behalf of others in need, or in defense of cause worth fighting.

Social Justice Heroes

Sometimes, in our society, we find ourselves honoring people for their celebrity or power. Sometimes, in our society, we even find ourselves honoring people that don’t deserve honoring at all. Our world is filled with inspiring people that fight for the equality of and justice for their fellow humans. Let’s take time to not only learn how these people have positively impacted our world, but also to learn how to become a social justice warrior ourselves. Let’s spread our social justice knowledge! The project’s website features essays written by 7th grade students in Ms. Strubeck’s Honors English class at Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School in Philadelphia, PA.

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