Golden Goody Award presented to MY HERO Project Director Jeanne Meyers
For 20+ years of promoting a positive media movement now taught in 197 countries.
The Goody Awards for social good honored The MY HERO Project Director and Co-Founder Jeanne Meyers with a Golden Goody Award (our top humanitarian award) for 20+ years of promoting a positive media movement.
This lifetime achievement award presentation was done at the MY HERO 12th Annual International Film Festival and Multi-Media Awards at New Roads School in Santa Monica, California in November 2016.
Live from the red carpet, Goody Awards Founder Liz H Kelly told the crowd, “We’re excited to honor Jeanne Meyers with a Golden Goody Award for inspiring a positive media movement for over 20 years through The MY HERO Project. Jeanne’s media leadership has not only impacted the Los Angeles community, but moved artists around the world to produce hopeful film, art and music.”
Jeanne Meyers started The MY HERO Project in 1995 with Co-Founders Rita Stern Milch and Karen Pritzker. The group was created by “concerned parents to offset the lack of positive role models in the media with the goal to draw attention to uplifting stories.” MY HERO is now used in classrooms in 197 countries worldwide.
Along with accepting the Golden Goody Award, Jeanne recapped the Multi-Media Awards from The MY HERO Project for the evening. Honorees included Eva Haller (Women Transforming Media), Esther Wojcicki (Global Educator Award), Jeni Stepanek (Humanitarian Award), Will Parrinello (Dan Eldon Activist Award), Liz Mermin (Ron Kovic Peace Prize), and Trey Carlise (Emerging Artist).
During the Golden Goody Award presentation, Liz Kelly shared that previous winners for their top award have included Amma The Hugging Saint, Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder Foundation) and Nobel Peace Price Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton.
The MY HERO Project is a U.S. based nonprofit organization that promotes the use of new media and technology to “celebrate the best of humanity and empowers young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world”. The organization has 165,000+ Facebook fans for the MY HERO page. The program provides free resources for sharing stories, art, audio, and short films that celebrate heroes who are working for peace, human rights, and the environment.
Join us in congratulations to Jeanne Meyers on her Golden Goody Award, and for more information about The MY Hero Project, visit http://myhero.com