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

By Michael Stutman

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!

By Karen Anderson

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!

By Michael Stutman

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!

By Michael Stutman

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!

By Michael Stutman

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

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

By Michael Stutman

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!

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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From Childhood Stutterer to Darth Vader and Beyond!

By Michael Stutman

Did you know that Darth Vader used to stutter? And so did Mufasa from The Lion King! How could these rough and tough characters stutter? Why have you never heard of this before? The answer is that both parts were played by the actor James Earl Jones. And when he was young, before he became…

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Clara Barton – American Red Cross Founder Always Put Others First

By Michael Stutman

You may have heard of the Red Cross.  They are an organization that helps people who are in need.  It may be because of a Hurricane, a flood, a war or an earthquake.  No matter how bad the situation, they will always be there to help! But it hasn’t always been this way.  For example,…

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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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