Tag: poverty

IMK in Action – How Kids Can Help Reduce Poverty

poverty

What’s The Deal? Most people have what they need. They have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and shelter to call home. But some families and their children live in poverty and experience hard times. You may think that not having enough money for things we want is tough. But poverty… Read more »

Khloe Kares – 9 Year Old Khloe Thompson ‘Kares’ for the Homeless

Khloe Kares

During her walk to school each day in Irvine, California, 9 year old Khloe Thompson passes by many homeless women. But instead of just avoiding them, Khloe did something different.  She asked her mom what she could do to help them? This is when Khloe Kares was born! With her grandma’s… Read more »

Traci Weinstein – 10 Year Old Wears Out Poverty With Soul4Soles!

Traci Weinstein

Ten-year-old Traci Weinstein from New York has a lot of soul and, now, a lot of (shoe) soles!   Traci’s interest in shoes started when she learned that every day, all around the world, children cannot attend school and adults are unable to work because they do not have shoes. She… Read more »

African Children’s Choir – Using the Power of Music to Change Lives

African Children's Choir

The African Children’s Choir is made up of children from the continent of Africa who are 7 to 10 years old.  They have incredible voices and spirit that amaze audiences everywhere they go!   And they go lots of places.  All around the world.  And not only do they travel a… Read more »

Michael Swaine – Stitch By Stitch His Sewing Mends Hearts and a Community

Michael Swaine and His Sewing Machine

On the 15th of each month, for nearly 15 years, Michael Swaine, a college art professor in Northern California, wheels his old fashioned sewing machine into one of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco. Why would he ever do this you may ask?  His only purpose is to help others,… Read more »

Heros Among Us: Like Most Teachers, Sonya Romero Does Anything for Her Kids

Sonya Romero

You may have noticed something about most of your teachers. They care about you.  A lot.  Although you may not realize it, they spend a lot of their own time, money and energy to help their students become their best. Yet, rarely do teachers receive extraordinary praise for their extraordinary… Read more »

Inspiring Videos of the Week – 2/25/13

Inspiring Videos of the Week – 2/25/13

Check out Mitchell Marcus, basketball team manager for the Coronado Thunderbirds in El Paso, Texas and the amazing sportsmanship displayed during his final game. Learn about the amazing creativity and perseverance of The Helicopter Man, Agustin, a poor villager from Honduras who has been following his dream to build a… Read more »

Phiona Mutesi – African Chess Champion Arises from the Slums

Phiona Mutesi – African Chess Champion Arises from the Slums

Phiona Mutesi is a young woman from Africa and a true underdog.   She is from one of the poorest towns, Katwe, in one of the poorest countries in the world, Uganda.  She must walk hours to fill a jug with drinking water.   She lives with her family in… Read more »