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Patrick Awuah – Educating Leaders with a Liberal Education in Ghana

By inspiredKiD

As a teenager, Patrick Awuah left Ghana to attend college in America. After that, he stayed in America, embarking on a career at Microsoft. But in 1998, Patrick decided to return to Ghana. He wanted to help shape the future leaders of Africa, and he felt that the best way he could do so was to help…

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These Guys Make Giving Back "Child's Play"!

By inspiredKiD

Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins make a living drawing an online comic strip called “Penny Arcade”. But they also have a passion for video games. So in 2003, along with their business manager, Robert Khoo, they decided to start a charity called Child’s Play that sends video games to sick kids in more than 60 hospitals worldwide. Since 2003, over…

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How do you motivate kids to do homework?

By inspiredKiD

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What is the most inspiring video you have seen lately?

By inspiredKiD

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Derek Jeter: Amazing On and Off the Baseball Field

By inspiredKiD

Derek Jeter is well-known as an outstanding baseball player. But Derek is just as outstanding in another area – community giving. In 1996, Derek founded the Turn 2 Foundation, a group that encourages kids to turn away from bad choices like drugs or gangs and “turn 2” positive, healthy lifestyle choices. In 2009, Derek’s generous,…

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Inspiring Project – Alex's Lemonade Stand

By inspiredKiD

By holding an Alex’s Lemonade Stand of your own, you can help fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time. Alex’s Lemonade Stand provides a meaningful and fun way to make a difference in the lives of others. As Alex once said, “holding your own Alex’s Lemonade Stand is easy and fun!” It is also…

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Blessings in a Backpack – Feeding Hungry Kids, One Backpack-ful At a Time!

By inspiredKiD

Stockbroker Stan Curtis realized that there are many kids in America who have food provided to them at school during the week but who have little or no food on the weekends. And so, in 2005, Stan began a wonderful program that helps provide weekend food to kids who need it. His program is called Blessings in…

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Welcome!

By inspiredKiD

Hello Friends, Thanks a lot for checking out the InspireMyKids community….we hope you will find great value here for you and the children in your life and use it repeatedly as a source of dialogue, learning and growth. Whether you seek inspirational stories for your kids, are looking for ways to help your children take…

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The Ultimate Act of Sportsmanship

By inspiredKiD

Here is an inspiring story of sportmanship, on the field, in women’s college softball. To see the actual events as they unfolded, check out the video taken by one of the players’ moms: Additional Resources: Here is a video about what happened at the game. Here is an article that tells the story. Topics for Discussion:…

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E:60 Power of One

By inspiredKiD

Here is a video about Adam Bender, an active 8-year-old boy who lives with one leg. Additional Resources: Here is an article about Adam and his amazing story. Topics for Discussion: What would it be like if you had only one leg? How would your life be different? What do you think makes Adam able to be great…

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Kentucky Tornado Heroes – Nature’s Worst Brings Out Humanity’s Best

A recent “Super Tornado” crushed a big area of Kentucky. It was the worst tornado in State history and many people lost their lives. Yet, if not for the Kentucky Tornado Heroes, including first responders, heroic neighbors, and members of nearby towns, things would be much, much worse. As we’ve seen in past tragedies, when…

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Dads on Duty – Keeping the Peace; Setting the Example!

Students at Southwood High in Shreveport, Louisiana were not solving their differences peacefully. The police were being called to the school each day. Some children were being arrested. Things kept getting worse. As a dad of an 11th grader Michael La’Fitte did not like what he was seeing. He knew he had to take action….

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Eliud Kipchoge – For the World’s Greatest Marathoner, It’s All About Consistency

Eliud Kipchoge, from the African country of Kenya, is the fastest marathon runner in history! He is the only person to run the 26.2 marathon distance in under 2 hours.  As amazing as his athletic accomplishments are, the story of how he has risen to become the best, and where he started, is even more…

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Ben Cloud

16-Year-Old Coffee Entrepreneur Ben Cloud Rises Above

Ben Cloud is a 16-year-old junior at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. He is also a successful business owner and an inspiration to other young people in his community and beyond. Ben’s story is one of creativity, perseverance, and proactivity. Let’s explore how this young man took an idea and his…

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The Power of Habit! Great Habit Quotes For Kids

Habits are a big deal. A habit is defined by Wikipedia as a “settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” Your habits, or rituals, become who you are.  As famous kids author, Sean Covey said “We become what we repeatedly do.” Learn more about habits and then check…

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Quotes for Kids About Comparison and Comparing to Others

We all compare ourselves to each other. It’s human nature. And this is especially true of kids and teenagers. Our goal at InspireMyKids is to help you become the best version our yourself. Some degree of comparison can actually be helpful for this goal. It can help you clarify your beliefs, preferences, and attitudes. And…

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Max Woosey

Max Woosey – 11 Year Old Camps Out 500 Straight Nights to Help Others

Max Woosey, an 11-year-old from the United Kingdom, has spent his time during COVID doing something pretty meaningful.  And hard.  He slept in a tent for over 500 nights in a row.  And he did this not only because he loves the outdoors but in service to others. Who is Max and why did he…

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Harvey Sutton

Harvey Sutton – 5 Year Old Trailblazer Hikes 2000 Mile AT!

What did you do last summer? It is a question many students are asked as they begin the school year. Well, 5 Year Old Harvey Sutton, also known as “Little Man” had quite a story to share with his new Kindergarten classmates this year! Over the summer, and the Spring and Winter for that matter,…

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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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Quanesha Burks

Quanesha Burks: From McDonald’s to the Olympics!

Quanesha Burks is a determined and faithful young lady. To support her dreams to attend college, she started working at McDonald’s while in high school. And in the hopes of gaining college scholarship money, she began playing sports in High School.  Her strength, attitude, and faith led her from simply having a dream to something…

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