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Abdul Muqeet – The Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet is a young man on a mission to save the environment, starting in his hometown of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. When he was just 8 years old, he learned from his mom just how bad plastic bags are for the environment.  Did you know, for example, that every…

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Traci Weinstein – 10 Year Old Wears Out Poverty With Soul4Soles!

Ten-year-old Traci Weinstein from New York has a lot of soul and, now, a lot of (shoe) soles!   Traci’s interest in shoes started when she learned that every day, all around the world, children cannot attend school and adults are unable to work because they do not have shoes. She learned that one pair of…

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JJ Watt – Dream Big, Work Hard

Dream Big, Work Hard.  Those four words define NFL player JJ Watt’s approach to life and his recipe for success on and off the field.  Although JJ is perhaps the best defensive player in the NFL he is just as focused on being the best human being he can be. His story is one of…

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Yash Gupta: Teenager With A Clear Vision to Help Others See

Yash Gupta has worn glasses for many years.  When they broke one day and he was not able to wear them to school (Northwood High School in Irvine, CA), he had a big problem.  He could not see much of what was going on in his classroom and, at the end of the day, realized…

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Chris Rosati – The Butterfly Effect Spreads Kindness and Inspires Kids Around the World

Chris Rosati was a father of two young girls. He had a very serious disease, ALS, that changed his life forever. But while some people might see their illness as a burden, Chris saw it as an opportunity.  To change the world. He wanted to see what one random act of kindness could do to change the world.  He was testing “The Butterfly Effect”…

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Sean Lesniak – 11 Year Old is Making Waves to Save Sharks!

Like many young people, 11 year old Sean Lesniak is fascinated with sharks.  However, Sean is not just interested in learning about them and watching them, but about helping them to survive. Sean’s passion for sharks started very early in life.  When Sean was just 3 years old, while watching Shark Week, he learned that…

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Michael Swaine – Stitch By Stitch His Sewing Mends Hearts and a Community

On the 15th of each month, for nearly 15 years, Michael Swaine, a college art professor in Northern California, wheels his old fashioned sewing machine into one of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco. Why would he ever do this you may ask?  His only purpose is to help others, many of them who are…

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Lesson Learned: Senior Class Donates Class Trip Money to Help Principal, Courtney Vashaw, Fight Cancer

Bethlehem, New Hampshire principal, Courtney Vashaw, has always encouraged her students to live for something bigger than themselves.  Clearly, the senior class at Profile Junior-Senior High took this important life lesson to heart. For four years, the senior class raises money to take a big overnight trip.  Through bake sales and other fundraisers over the years,…

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'Hurricane Hazel' McCallion : 94 Year Old Former Mayor and Hockey Player Starts Her Next Adventure!

If you search the entire earth, you are likely not to find another person anything like ‘Hurricane’ Hazel McCallion.   Last year, at 93 years old, Hazel finally decided to retire as mayor of a 200,000 person Canadian city, Mississauga.  She was their mayor for 36 years and 12 terms!  As mayor, she was so popular that the last…

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Great Responsibility Quotes For Kids

When you think of the word “responsibility”, what comes to mind? Getting your school assignments done on time? Helping your family with the daily chores? Watching out for your little brother or sister? Responsibility definitely means all those things, but it means something more too.  Responsibility is also about looking inside yourself and doing all you can to be the best…

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