Kentucky First Responders

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

By Michael Stutman

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

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

By Michael Stutman

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

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

By Michael Stutman

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

By Michael Stutman

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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Habits Imk Quote

The Power of Habit! Great Habit Quotes For Kids

By Michael Stutman

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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Stand Out Quote

Quotes for Kids About Comparison and Comparing to Others

By Michael Stutman

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

By Michael Stutman

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!

By Michael Stutman

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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Family

Great Quotes for Kids About the Importance of Family!

By Kristen Blake

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!

By Lily Conklin

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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That's Amazing

“That’s Amazing” – The End Kids Are Just Getting Started!

The End Family, from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is like many other large families. The kids play together, argue, and compete with each other. But they are different in a few amazing ways. To start, there are 7 children, including 4 boys and 3 girls! And they have some very unique skills! After watching YouTube stars…

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Raegan Lawrence

11 Year Old Raegan Lawrence – COVID Struggles Brings Out Her Very Finest!

Raegan Lawrence is an 11-year-old student and band member at Bonaire Middle School, in central Georgia, USA. Over the past several months, she has used the grief and stress caused by the COVID pandemic to bring out her best and help others in the process. The COVID pandemic has been very hard on Raegan and…

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Jessica Long

Jessica Long – “The Only Disability in Life is a Negative Attitude”

Jessica Long, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA is a champion by all definitions of the word. She is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers.  Jessica was the youngest athlete, at 12 years old, to win a Paralympics medal. And she is now on a mission to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.  But her…

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Jerry Lawson

Jerry Lawson – A Father of Modern Gaming!

You most likely have not heard of Jerry Lawson.  But there is a good chance he has impacted your life!  Especially if you’ve ever played a video game. Childhood Inventions Jerry Lawson had a love of science and invention from a very young age.  And, with support from his family and teachers, he took that…

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Two Blind Brothers

Two Blind Brothers – Bradford and Bryan Manning Have Vision to Fight Blindness

When they were 7 years old, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an eye disease that causes blindness over an extended period of time.  Now in their thirties, the blind brothers have both lost their central vision. They see mostly using their peripheral vision or, in other words, out of the…

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Principal Darby

Principal Darby – Going Way Beyond The Call of Duty to Help Students in Need!

Henry Darby, the Principal of North Charleston High School, learned from a young age to help others in need, without expecting anything in return. And when COVID impacted his students, 90% of whom already live in poverty, he decided to step up. To do so, Principal Darby took on a second job, working the night…

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Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao – Time’s First Kid of the Year – “If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!”

Gitanjali Rao is a sophomore and avid inventor from STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado. In her short life, she has used scientific creativity to address many real-world problems, like lead in drinking water, drug abuse, and bullying. Her amazing accomplishments and spirit were recognized when she was recently selected as Time Magazine’s…

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American Flags

United We Stand, Divided We Fall – Quotes About Unity in America

It is a time of change in America. The world is watching…and lately, it has not been all that pretty of a sight.  But, beneath that change and disruption is something much, much greater than all of the noise.  There are the timeless values of America including freedom, unity, and bravery.  Our list of quotes about…

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Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman – Using Her Special Gifts to Transform the World!

You may have seen Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet, recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the recent Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.  Her words and performance were spectacular and were acclaimed across the world.  But what is even more spectacular is the story of how Amanda arrived at this moment and the lessons she offers…

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George Grimwade

George Grimwade – A Giant On the Field; A Giant Heart Off the Field

George Grimwade was a giant on the field and off of it. An award-winning football player at Samford University in Alabama, Grimwade stands over 6‘8“ tall and weighs over 300 pounds! But it was his big heart off the field that really showed what a giant human being he is. George has always had a…

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