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Listen Up! Inspiring Quotes for Kids About Listening

By Michael Stutman

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 – A Supreme Inspiration

By Michael Stutman

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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All Female Fire Crew is Making History!

By Michael Stutman

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

By Michael Stutman

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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Kid Inventions Take on the CoronaVirus!

By Michael Stutman

“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 – A 6 Year Old Geography Superstar Rises Above!

By Michael Stutman

Sean Stutman is, in many ways, a very typical 6-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 – 1st Grader Launches “Paris Cares” Foundation to Feed Hungry

By Michael Stutman

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

By Michael Stutman

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

By Michael Stutman

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. In these times of…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Optimism and Positive Thinking

By Michael Stutman

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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Derek Jeter: Amazing On and Off the Baseball Field

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 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!

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!

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

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

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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Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who was asked to give a standard lecture. The lecture was to be one in which he would imagine he was dying and this would be his last chance to speak. However, Randy didn’t have to imagine he was dying – shortly before his lecture, he found out…

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