Katie's Krops: Teenager Katie Stagliano 'Grows It Forward' To Help the Hungry

By Michael Stutman

When she was just 9 years old, Katie Stagliano planted a cabbage seed in a garden outside her house. She cared for it every day by watering it, weeding it and giving it plant food.  It grew to be HUGE! Forty pounds huge! Katie wanted to do something special with this very unique cabbage.  With her…

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100+ Incredible Role Models and Stories for Kids About Grit. And 100's of Quotes Too!

By Michael Stutman

Grit and perseverance are the ability to strive for your goals despite the difficulty. And they may be one of the most important things that you can develop! Research has shown that sticking with your goals, even when things get very difficult, is key to success. If you look at people who have accomplished a lot, chances are…

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The Lego Story – Never Give Up!

By Michael Stutman

Did you ever wonder where Legos come from?  A box?  A toy store? A factory? Yes. But where did they first come from? Who invented them? What was that person’s story? How did they do it? When you learn about the Lego Story, you will be surprised! The Lego Story Like many great inventions, the…

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Quotes for Kids About Grit

By Michael Stutman

Have you ever had a big goal? Like running a 5K race? Building a go kart? Learning a new instrument? Becoming an actor or actress? Getting a perfect grade in one or more of your classes? Sometimes, new things like this can feel very hard. They push us and challenge us. We may fail several…

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Jake Olson – A Young Man Loses His Sight, But Finds His Way

By Michael Stutman

When he was 9 years old, cancer forced the removal of Jake Olson’s left eye. After that, he overcame the return of cancer eight times…but the ninth time proved too much and his right eye also had to be removed. But Jake’s courage and optimism in the face of potential blindness has always been extraordinary. He always loved…

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Arthur Ashe – A Life of Service and Impact!

By Michael Stutman

Arthur Ashe was an American tennis player who showed his greatness both on and off the court. This year, as the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which is now played at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in New York City, celebrates it’s 50th year, it is a good time to look back at his amazing life of…

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Adam Zibluk, Life Scout with Hemophilia, Conquers Boy Scouting's Ultimate Challenge!

By Michael Stutman

Adam Zibluk is a 15-year-old Life Scout in Troop 70 in Newtown, CT. He was also recently the Troop’s Senior Patrol Leader which is the highest ranking boy in the troop! And last summer, he, along with 15 other boys from the Troop completed scouting’s ultimate adventure, backpacking over 50 miles in 7 days in the…

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Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

By Michael Stutman

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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Great Creativity Quotes for Kids!

By Michael Stutman

Do you like to think about things that don’t yet exist? Do you like to solve problems or invent things? Do you like new ideas, trying new things, building, writing, drawing or acting?  All of these, are your creativity at work! Creativity is one of the superpowers that can help you become the best version…

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Captain Underpants Author Dav Pilkey – The Super Power of Imagination!

By Michael Stutman

Dav Pilkey, the inventor of Captain Underpants, has achieved some great success in his life. Although he had awesome parents who always supported him, things did start out so great for him as a young student. He was criticized in school by his teachers. He had a hard time focusing in class. And he didn’t…

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Luke Nelson – 3rd Graders Lose Their Hair to Show They Care!

Luke Nelson, a 3rd grader at Oklahoma Christian School lived a pretty typical life. But then he was diagnosed with Alopecia, a skin disease that causes your hair to fall off. As Luke started to lose the hair on his head, he began to lose his confidence as well. He started to wear a hat every day to…

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12 Year Old Ross Salvo – How to Live an Awesome ‘Rossome’ Life!

Ross Salvo, a 12-year-old boy from Newtown, CT, was a very special human being!  He was special in the way he lived, in the way he served, in the way he cared about others and in the way he overcame challenges. In short, Ross was simply awesome ROSSome! ROSS’s EARLY DAYS Ross was a twin and…

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Molly Wogan – 13 Year Old Helps Man’s Best Friend Find Forever Homes!

Molly Wogan of Middleton, MA loves dogs! Especially rescue dogs! So much so, that decided to give up the biggest party of her life to help them! Molly’s family has two rescue dogs at home. When she learned that many dogs like hers lived in bad conditions or had their lives cut short, she decided…

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7 Year Old A’Layah Robinson Turns Lemons into Love for Foster Care Children!

A’Layah Robinson lives in Sulphur, Oklahoma. She is only six years old, but already she has big ideas for helping other kids! One Saturday morning when A’Layah was five, she saw some teenagers who had a lemonade stand. They wanted to raise money to help some of their friends. A’Layah wanted to know more, so…

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Attitude is Everything – Great Quotes for Kids About the Power of Attitude!

Do you want to have more fun?  Do you want to do better in school, sports or other activities?  Do you want your parents to treat you better? There is one simple way to do this.  Improve your attitude!   Attitude is what we think about something or someone.  It often shapes how we react…

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Ruby Kate Chitsey – 11 Year Old Helps the Elderly One Wish at a Time!

Ruby Kate Chitsey, from Harrison, Arkansas, USA, at only 11 years old has been making peoples wishes come true! And not with magic…but with love. In fact, Ruby Kate is one of the most caring young people you will meet! Ruby started her wish granting service after spending time visiting nursing homes with her mom…

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Max Bobholz – At 12 Years Old He Helped Bring Baseball to Africa!

Max Bobholz, from Green Bay, Wisconsin, was only 12 years old when he got came up with the idea to create a charity to provide baseball equipment to children in Africa. While watching his favorite sport, baseball, on tv, Max learned about little league teams from Africa who did not have the proper equipment to…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Optimism and Positive Thinking

Optimism is the way you see and think about what is happening around you and to you. It is looking for the good in each situation. It is expecting things to go well.  It is thinking good thoughts even when things are going bad. It is having hope and faith. It is believing that you…

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Sarah Haycox – The Power of A 4th Grader to Change the World

Fourth-grader, Sarah Haycox, from Shoreline, Washington, USA made it her mission to right a wrong.  And in doing so, she has shown the rest of the world what one young person, with passion, can do. One day, Sarah was walking by an athletic field near her school.  She noticed a small memorial with the name…

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Great Quotes for Kids About the Importance of Family!

Who do you spend the most time with? If something bad happens at school or with a friend, who do you turn to? You may have a lot of friends in your life, but you will always have family. Through good times and bad, our family supports and loves us, no matter what! Family is…

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