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Shirely Raines

Shirley Raines – Bringing Beauty and Hope to The Streets

Shirley Raines makes the homeless community in Los Angeles’s skid row neighborhood feel human. She is the founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, a nonprofit that provides free food, clothing, hair, and makeup services to the homeless. And Shirley is now the CNN Hero of the Year! Who is she and what inspired her to…

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Dads On Duty

Dads on Duty – Keeping the Peace; Setting the Example!

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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Ben Cloud

16-Year-Old Coffee Entrepreneur Ben Cloud Rises Above

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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Max Woosey

Max Woosey – 11 Year Old Camps Out 500 Straight Nights to Help Others

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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That's Amazing

“That’s Amazing” – The End Kids Are Just Getting Started!

The End Family, from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is like many other large families. The kids play together, argue, and compete with each other. But they are different in a few amazing ways. To start, there are 7 children, including 4 boys and 3 girls! And they have some very unique skills! After watching YouTube stars…

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Jerry Lawson

Jerry Lawson – A Father of Modern Gaming!

You most likely have not heard of Jerry Lawson.  But there is a good chance he has impacted your life!  Especially if you’ve ever played a video game. Childhood Inventions Jerry Lawson had a love of science and invention from a very young age.  And, with support from his family and teachers, he took that…

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Two Blind Brothers

Two Blind Brothers – Bradford and Bryan Manning Have Vision to Fight Blindness

When they were 7 years old, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an eye disease that causes blindness over an extended period of time.  Now in their thirties, the blind brothers have both lost their central vision. They see mostly using their peripheral vision or, in other words, out of the…

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Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao – Time’s First Kid of the Year – “If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!”

Gitanjali Rao is a sophomore and avid inventor from STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado. In her short life, she has used scientific creativity to address many real-world problems, like lead in drinking water, drug abuse, and bullying. Her amazing accomplishments and spirit were recognized when she was recently selected as Time Magazine’s…

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Grit

Quotes for Kids About Grit

Have you ever had a big goal? Like running a 5K race? Building a go-kart? Learning a new instrument? Becoming an actor or actress? Getting a perfect grade in one or more of your classes? Sometimes, new things like this can feel very hard. They push us and challenge us. We may fail several times….

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Tommy Rhomberg

Tommy Rhomberg – 12 Year Old Goes to Bat for Storm Victims!

After a 140 MPH “derecho” storm tore through his town in Iowa, 12 Year Old Tommy Rhomberg decided to help victims recover.  And he has done it with baseball bats.  Yes, baseball bats!  Let’s find out how. As Tommy told CBS News, he felt like he needed to do something when he realized how lucky…

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