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Felix Finkbeiner – A Trillion Trees to Plant!

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, a teacher in his class in Munich, Germany asked them to prepare a report about climate change.  As Felix started doing research, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted in Africa. She had done this to help restore the billions of trees that…

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A 2nd Honeymoon – 5th Graders Right a 60 Year Old Civil Wrong!

Fifth graders at Bear Tavern Elementary school in Hopewell Township, New Jersey learned about a true story that didn’t end right. So they decided to try to change the ending! About 60 years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell had just married his sweetheart, Grace. They set out on their honeymoon from North Carolina on a big…

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Kathrine Switzer – Breaking Women’s Barriers for 50 Years!

Kathrine Switzer loved to run. And she loved challenges. So when her college coach told her that a woman could not finish a (26.2 mile) marathon, she set out to prove him wrong! In 1967, Kathrine became the first woman ever to compete in the Boston Marathon. This was before the rules even allowed for…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Man with a Dream

Every year in mid-January, America celebrates a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. By many counts, Dr. King was just an ordinary man – a husband, a father, and a pastor at his church. But his incredible dedication to a great cause made him also an inspirational world-changer worthy of the highest honor. Throughout his adult life,…

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JJ Watt – Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others

Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others.  Those words define NFL player JJ Watt’s approach to life and his recipe for success on and off the field.  Although JJ, who plays for the Houston Texans, is perhaps the best defensive player in the National Football League (NFL), he is just as focused on being the best…

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Zach Bonner – How A Hurricane Inspired A Life of Caring for Homeless Kids

Zach Bonner is one of the first and one of the most inspiring kids that we have profiled on IMK.  His passion is the homeless and he has been giving to those in need since he was only 6. Several years ago, Hurricane Charley struck near his home in Tampa, Florida. Afterward, he collected 27 pickup trucks full of…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Love!

You probably hear the word “love” many times each week. You may hear it from a parent, a friend, in your place of worship, on tv or in a book. You may even say the word love a lot yourself! You may use the word love about a song, a food or your family pet. You may…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Serving Others

Have you ever had someone do a favor for you without being asked? Have you ever had a friend share their most favorite or expensive toy with you? Have you ever eaten at a meal prepared by your parents relative? If so, you know what it is like to be served. Service is the sacrifice…

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#WeDineTogether! – Boca Raton High School Puts Others First!

Many kids look forward eating lunch with their friends at school each day. But for some kids, especially those who are new to a school, lunch can be a very lonely time. While many kids are sitting with their friends, others spend each lunch period alone. Denis Estimon, a senior, at Boca Raton Community High…

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Meet Julia – Sesame Street’s Amazing New Muppet with Autism!

Have you ever heard of autism?  Do you know someone who has autism? Well, if not, you are about to meet someone who does!  A muppet! For the first time ever, Sesame Street is adding a muppet who has autism to its cast! Julia is just like most 4 year old kids.  She loves to…

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