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Careers that Count: So You Want to Be a Firefighter?

So You Want to Be a Firefighter? The Job: Firefighter   The Gist:  Do you jump into action in emergency situations? If you’re fearless, active, and love to help others, this may be the right career for you! Firefighters are typically known to put out fires, but they have many jobs. Whether it’s a car…

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Mikaela Shiffrin – USA's Youngest Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is now a 21 year old girl from Colorado.  She is also the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA and a 3 time winner of the World Cup.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So,…

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Careers That Count: So You Want to Be a Veterinarian?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Your answer probably changes every day. Or maybe someone you have aspired to be something specific and you’re already working towards it. Whatever your aspirations, it’s never to early to get going on those goals. So each week, we will be highlighting a particular career,…

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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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Chris Dempsey – The More You Give, The More You Live

Over the years, we have featured many inspiring stories of people who have given their time, talents and money to help others. Chris Dempsey, of Frankfort, Illinois is now one of those people. Chris learned about a woman, Heather Krueger, who had liver disease. Heather had only two months to live. Chris had learned a…

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Sky Sudberry – 10 Year Old Golf Champion Has The Right Attitude

Did you know that there is a World Championship held each year for children who play golf?  Sky Sudberry knows about it because, along with thousands of other kids from around the world, she has participated in it several times. Sky is a 5th grader at The Woodlands Preparatory School near Houston, Texas. She is also…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Hard Work and Doing Your Best

Sometimes, doing your best work or trying your hardest at something is difficult.  It may have to do with trying to do something new for the first time, like a new sport or activity at school.  It may have to do with doing homework for a subject that is not your favorite or is not…

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Inspiring Quotes for Young Athletes

Do you play sports? If you do, then you know the value of hard work, commitment, and determination in achieving success.  Playing sports can help you learn the importance of these values. Sports can also teach you so much about yourself and the world around you. It can help you develop good character, values and habits early on…

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Hoshi and Zen – A Fluffy Duo Who Are Friends To The End!

Do you have a great friend?  Someone who is there for you in good times and in bad?  The story of Hoshi and Zen shows the power of friendship. Hoshi is an American Eskimo dog.  He had his eyes removed due to a disease when he was 11 years old. He is now blind. Lucky for…

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Inspiring Quotes for Kids About Honesty, Integrity and Making Good Choices

Integrity is defined as ‘the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles’.  Integrity is about making good choices. It is doing the right things for the right reason.  It is about being honest with yourself and honest with others. Sometimes you may not be sure what the right thing to do is in…

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