Vera Hirschhorn, Founder, Educator and Author is accompanied by award winning students.
On January 18, 2005, Ms.Hirschhorn was honored as a VIP at the Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Boca Raton Composite Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. At the same time, five heroic cadets were given an America's Young Heroes award for their hurricane disaster relief effort.
Ms. Hirschhorn was honored with sales and book signings with students at Barnes & Noble in Boca Raton, FL.
Ms. Hirschhorn's Book I on young heroes in the Civil War was sold to the National State Park in Shiloh and to educators at annual Teachers’ Guild conferences.
Ms. Hirschhorn's poem , “Fun in the Sun” was selected by the Palm Beach County Art in Public Places committee for the Palm Beach International Airport’s exhibition in 2003, Destination: Culture. Also, her photograph, “Life Amidst the Ashes” was juried in, for the 2003 FSA/NLAPW arts competition.
The Happy Times Monthly published “her story” and requested that Vera begin an America’s Young Heroes column.
Ms. Hirschhorn is the recipient of a Gold Key to the City of Boca Raton and a Proclamation to declare November as America’s Young Heroes Month from the mayor and the city council. She has received similar Proclamations from the School Board of Palm Beach County and Board of County Commissioners.
A “Red Wagon” pin was awarded to her from the local Boca Raton chapter of General Colin Powell’s America’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth. Ms. Hirschhorn was honored to be part of the event-planning team of “A Rally for Youth” to welcome General Powell to South Florida.
Ms. Hirschhorn’s America’s Young Heroes Journal, Book I was the recipient of the 2001 First Place Award for the best published juvenile book by The Florida State Association of the National League of American Pen Women. America's Young Heroes: A Celebration, Book II, in the series, won the second place award in 2003.
Ms. Hirschhorn is proud to have been selected by the Delray Beach Public Library to help “kick off” their new “Teen Youth Council”. She was also invited by the Youth Services Dept. of the library to present an interactive experience, "Express Yourself".
Ms. Hirschhorn was honored with media coverage of the annual Celebration of America’s Young Heroes Awards Ceremony by WXEL, WPBF-TV 25, WPTV 5 NBC and WPEC-TV 12 since 1999.