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Thelma Tavares – Even at 87, She Really Packed a Punch!

At 87 years old, Thelma Tavares looked very much like she might be someone’s great-grandmother. She had white hair and glasses, and she hobbled along with the aid of a crutch. But when Thelma stepped into the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows every day, she turned into someone nobody would expect – the coach for the…

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Walt Disney – From Defeat to Disneyworld

Walt Disney is best known as the incredibly successful founder of the Disney empire. But did you know that in his childhood and early adulthood, Walt faced incredible challenges and failures that threatened to destroy his dreams of being an artist, the dreams that led him to create the wonder of Disney? This video tells the…

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Celebrate Earth Day, One and All!

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 of each year, is a day to celebrate our planet and to help keep it as beautiful and healthy as it can be. Honoring the planet on Earth Day not only helps Earth today, but also helps ensure that the planet can be enjoyed by future generations. And there are so many ways to celebrate…

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Belize Uses Chess to Teach Kids Lessons About Life!

In the country of Belize, chess has become much more than a game. In an effort to help the many disadvantaged children of Belize, the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation runs classes and camps to teach the kids chess. The foundation uses the chess lessons as an educational and motivational tool. For these struggling children in Belize, learning chess gives them an…

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P.S. 22 Chorus – A Musical Masterpiece, Elementary School Style

Public School 22 (P.S. 22) in Graniteville, New York is an elementary school much like many others in America. However, in one big way, this school is extraordinary! P.S. 22 has a chorus that was started in 2000 by music teacher Gregg Breinberg. Mr. B, as his students call him, makes the chorus a wonderfully uplifting experience for…

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Adora Svitak – What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children, not just teach them. A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States…

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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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