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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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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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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Listen Up! Inspiring Quotes for Kids About Listening

Did you know that listening can be one of the most important things you ever do?  And that it is one of the biggest habits of successful people. IMK’s quotes for kids about listening will help you understand why. But first, how good of a listener are you?     The act of listening…or not listening…can…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Supreme Inspiration

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting for women to be treated equally.  In doing so, she became an inspiring role model for women and girls around the world. Her passion for women’s rights began when she was young.  She started off her adult life having trouble finding a job.  Even though she was smart,…

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Palm Beach Gardens Female Firefighters

All Female Fire Crew is Making History!

Five female fire crew members from Palm Beach Garden (Florida) Fire Rescue are making history!  For the first time, they were called to serve as a team, which was made up of: Rescue Lieutenant Krystyna Krakowski Fire Medic Kelsey Krzywada Fire Medic Julie Dudley Lt. Monica Marzullo Driver Engineer Sandi Ladewski While there are 12…

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Hunter Leininger – World’s Youngest Adventure Racer Inspires Kids To Chase Their Dreams

Hunter Leininger, from Canton, Georgia, USA has been adventure racing since he was 7 years old.  Now, at age 19, he has set world records, traveled around the globe, and completed over 50 races! And he is now on a mission to inspire other young people to follow their own dreams. Adventure Racing is a…

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Mizan Rupan-Tompkins

Kid Inventions Take on the CoronaVirus!

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rogers That is exactly what many kids from around the world have done in recent months to help stop the coronavirus….

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Sean Stutman

Sean Stutman – A 5 Year Old Geography Superstar Rises Above!

Sean Stutman is, in many ways, a very typical 5-year-old boy.  He loves to play with cars and blocks.  He loves to hang out with his siblings and friends.  He loves any sport with a ball.  He does his chores every day just like his brothers and sister. He loves to read and, occasionally, watch…

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Paris Williams

Paris Williams – 1st Grader Launches “Paris Cares” Foundation to Feed Hungry

Paris cares.  Paris Williams, a 6-year-old girl from St. Louis, Missouri is helping feed lots of people in her community and has big plans to do more! While reading a book (One Boy’s Magic) about helping the homeless, she asked her parents how she could help.  They discussed different ideas and decided to start creating…

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A World of Difference - Great Quotes for Kids About Diversity and Tolerance

A World of Difference – Great Quotes for Kids About Diversity and Tolerance

Everyday, our classrooms, neighborhoods and communities become more diverse (or different).    People from different countries, cultures, religions and with unique abilities, religions and beliefs continue to spread out around the world.  Different skin colors,  languages, physical abilities and clothes are some of the types of diversity that we experience every day. How we respond to this diversity will…

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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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John OLeary

John O’Leary – How A 9 Year Old Burn Survivor Rose from the Ashes

When he was 9 years old, John O’Leary, from St. Louis, Missouri, was playing in his garage when his parents weren’t home.  He lit a match then put it in a gas can to see what would happen.  It created a big explosion and set him on fire. John was burned, severely, over 95% of…

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