Mission: The Hero Next Door encourages young people to discover someone from their community, from the past or the present, who has made a difference to the quality of life in their community - and to make a short documentary about what that person did.


There are "heroes next door" in every community. Heroes like:

Earnestine Young, The Job Mom
Brodie Reed, The Woman Who Painted The Klan Sign Yellow
Max Barlow, The Can Man
Hugo Bates, The Bubble Gum Man
Nancy Chambless, A.I.M., Aid To Inmate Mothers
"Jack Smith," The Friendly Supper Club
Ezra Cunningham, If You Can't Vote, You Can't Change
The Cliffs of Hurricane Creek


“The HERO NEXT DOOR” is a registered trademark of Kristin Gilpatrick Halverson and is used herein with express authorization of the trademark owner.