We found 284 posts for Kevin Conklin

Kassandra Gonsalves Comforts Foster Kids With Good Night Sleep Tight Program

Kassandra Gonsalves wanted to comfort foster children as they move from one place to another. So she started Good Night, Sleep Tight to help do just that. Check out how Kassandra gets others involved in this great idea. And she got it started when she was only 10 years old! Additional Resources: Here is an article written by Kassandra about…

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Michael Pesci – Life's Not Always Fair, But You Can Do Something About It!

This is the story of Michael Pesci. He is a young baseball player with an incredible sense of charity and fairness. He and his buddy organize a homerun derby to raise money for various charities. Michael combines his love of baseball with his desire to help others less fortunate than himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article about…

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Ashley Fiolek – Deaf Female Motorcross Champion

This is the story of Ashley Fiolek, female motorcross champion. Ashley has been deaf her whole life! She recently wrote a book called “Kicking Up Dirt” that tells her inspirational story. This video tells Ashley’s story as well. Additional Resources: Check out Ashley’s website! Here is another video called “At Home With Ashley Fiolek”. Topics for Discussion: What would it…

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The Power of Unity – Take the First Step and the Rest Will Follow

Here is a video of an inspirational young man who took action and inspired others to do the same. Additional Resources: Here’s another inspiremykids story about how one person can make a difference! Here’s a website with a video about how geese use the power of teamwork! Topics for Discussion: How was one young boy…

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Persistence – Brandon Crawford, 31-year-old College Football Star

This is a story of persistence by a young man named Brandon Crawford. Brandon played Division I football for Ball State University at the of 31. Check out his story of never quitting on your dreams.

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Inspiring Graduation Speech by Autistic Student

Doctors didn’t offer Judith and Dennis Duquette much hope about their son, Eric. He was autistic, they explained, and likely would end up in an institution. “Good call,” the 18-year-old salutatorian joked at his graduation Tuesday. “Today I stand before you accepted into every institution of higher learning that I applied to, so I guess, in a way,…

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