American Library Association Names “InspireMyKids” as One of Its 2011 Great Web Sites for Kids

ALASealThe American Library Association ( announced its 2011 list of Great Web Sites for Kids, and included in the list this year is, the inspirational children’s website founded in 2010 by two fathers from Connecticut.

Annually, the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) searches out the “best of the best” in websites designed for children 14 and under. Their search is based on stringent criteria, including quality of content, age-appropriateness, educational value, and overall positivity of message. The top contenders make it onto their Great Web Sites for Kids list, which appears on the American Library Association’s website. To see the Association for Library Service to Children’s entire list of Great Web Sites for Kids, go to is a website where children and adults can find inspiring, age-appropriate, real-life stories, videos and projects to help them take positive actions and become the best people they can be. InspireMyKids chooses stories that offer great examples of values like courage, determination, honesty, humility, kindness, responsibility, and tolerance. The stories range from incredible kids inspiring other kids to amazing animals demonstrating admirable qualities to the invention of inspirational social causes. The website’s aim is to share such stories in the hope that they will spark the kind of meaningful discussions that can really help shape a kid’s perception of what it is to be a good person. In addition, the site provides thought provoking questions, action items and classroom activities to enable children – and the adults in their lives – to take positive action themselves.

InspireMyKids was created in 2010 by Mike Stutman and Kevin Conklin, two fathers and best friends in Connecticut who wanted a place for their own kids to find the kind of inspiration their website provides.

“To receive recognition from arguably the nation’s most prestigious children’s literary and media organization is an unexpected and tremendous honor for us”, said co-founder Mike Stutman. “We are looking forward to upholding the standards that the ALSC sets for it’s chosen websites and to striving to inspire children and the adults in their lives to think big and take personal action to make the world a better place.”

Check out InspireMyKids for yourself at

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