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When Is the Best Time to Be Kind? Just Ask This Maine Middle School

When is the the right time to be kind to others? This middle school in Maine shows everyone that the time is now! There is no better time to be kind than this very moment. Watch this amazing story of kids who chose to be kind to others and the long-lasting effect it had on their…

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The Incredible Story Behind the Star Spangled Banner

This is the incredible story of the Star Spangled Banner. It took major sacrifice to maintain our country’s freedom in its early days, and this song tells the story of that sacrifice. We hear this song often at sporting events and at school. As such, it is easy to get distracted and not think about what the song’s lyrics truly mean….

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Salvatore Giunta, American Hero, Medal of Honor Recipient

I had the rare opportunity to listen to Salvatore Giunta’s story last night in person at an event in Westchester County, New York and felt compelled to share his story with you.  Sal is one of 79 living Medal of Honor recipients living in the United States and a true American hero. Giunta, a 25-year-old from a small…

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Shannon McNamara and SHARE: Making a Difference in Africa

Shannon McNamara, 19, is a sophomore at Rice University, in Houston, Texas.  She founded SHARE in 2008 and has traveled to Tanzania each summer since then.  In the USA Shannon has spread awareness for SHARE by giving over 40 presentations across the country.  Shannon is the founder of the SHARE Campus Chapter at Rice University. …

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Really Good and Really Young: Check Out These Amazing Child Prodigies

A child prodigy is a young person who displays unusual or amazing talent at something. Each of the videos below are of different child prodigies showing their talents. They are all young and amazing at what they do.  As you  will see it takes hard work and dedication to be this good, this young. 11-year-old…

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Courage- The Amazing Story of Irena Sendler and the Holocaust

This courageous woman, Irena Sendler, found a way to save 2500 children from being killed in the holocaust. Check out this video of students meeting their hero in person and the impact she has had on their lives.

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Kelvin Doe, 15 Year Old West African Inventor and DJ, Is Changing His Community

In Sierra Leone, West Africa, the lights come on as little as once a month!  So, Kelvin Doe, at 15 years old,  decided things needed change.  After many tries, he invented a battery to power lights in people’s houses from recycled parts he found in the trash, including soda, acid and metal, wrapped with tape! This…

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Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Trip to WWII Memorial

Many athletes devote their time and money to kids’ charities. But two-time Olympic gold skier and ex-pro football player Jeremy Bloom spends his time helping seniors. In 2008, inspired by his grandmother, Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime. Since then he has made countless dreams come true for low-income seniors. In March 2010, Jeremy and his team took…

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Chelsea Baker, 13 – This Pitching Phenom Is Going Places

Chelsea Baker is no normal 13-year-old. She can throw a fastball 65 miles an hour! And with the help of a great mentor, a retired pro baseball pitcher, Chelsea also learned how to throw a knuckleball. She’s one of the best young pitchers in the country and she’s breaking barriers every day. Chelsea has already thrown two perfect…

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One-Armed High School Football Receiver Inspires a Community

Chance Anthony is a senior starter for his high school football team. He was born with the lower part of his right arm missing. Yet even so, as the lead receiver for the team, his receptions have gone for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also had 12 solo tackles on defense. When he…

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