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cassandra starts the good night sleep tight program to comfort foster children

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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10-year-old Jaylen Arnold Says Bullying No Way!

Bullying is a hot topic these days.  And 10-year-old Jaylen Arnold wants to change the world by putting an end to childhood bullying. Jaylen endured awful bullying when he transferred to a new school. So he decided to take a stand to help himself and others. He formed Jaylen’s Challenge, which gets commitments from teachers and students to eliminate bullying…

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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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Maggie Doyne – Providing for Some of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Maggie Doyne is an 18-year-old girl from New Jersey. She set out to travel and learn about the world and herself. She came back a changed person, inspired to help the children she met along the way. Her mission, and now her life’s work, is to help Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned and abandoned children. Here…

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William Kamkwamba – a 14-year-old Lifts his Family, his Village, and his Country

William Kamkwamba followed his dreams and changed the direction of his life. He did so by educating himself! As a result, he helped his African village by building a windmill for them. A lack of money for school fees forced William to quit school at age 14. But he didn’t site idly and hope that things would get better. Instead,…

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An Autistic Boy We Can All Learn From

For 12-year-old Malaysian Umar Hasfizal, his autism is no match for his courage and angelic voice. He is a hero to inspire us all. In this video, Umar leads a choir of 25 autistic children from the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom). They are singing a rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. They are…

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Stephen Wampler – First Person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Capitan

Stephen Wampler is a man who has continuously pushed boundaries. Without the use of his legs, he utilized a cable system to literally pull himself up with his hands (20,000 times!) to reach the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Mikey's Meals – A Grateful Boy Takes Care of the Homeless

A young boy, saved by an organ donation from a grieving family, pays it forward by providing meals and gifts to the homeless in honor of the family that saved his life.  Amazing grace in action.

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