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Black History Month – Celebrating Great African-American Lives!

Every February, America observes a very special occasion called Black History Month. This observance serves as a time to remember and celebrate the many amazing accomplishments of African-Americans and their importance to our country’s history. Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week, a week of celebration observed in mid-February. In 1976 it was expanded to become…

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Harmony Project – Helping Kids Make Beautiful Music of Their Lives

One Sunday, Margaret Martin was at an outdoor market in Los Angeles. She was there watching her son play the violin, making music for people on the street to hear. While standing there, Margaret watched a group of tough-looking gang members approach her son. As she looked on, she saw the tough demeanors of the gang members soften as they…

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Claudette Colvin – A Brave Advocate for Racial Equality

Most people are familiar with the inspiring story of Rosa Parks, the African-American lady who refused to give up her bus seat in 1955 during the civil rights movement. But did you know that there was actually another who performed the same peaceful protest months earlier? This other person was Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old African-American girl. She,…

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Our Children's Trust Climate-Change Lawsuit – Fighting for a Better Tomorrow

It is often said that the world is not what it used to be. In some ways, this is great news! Things like advances in medicine, new technologies and inventions, and greater equality for all have made life today better than ever before. But in one significant way, the world is changing for the worse. This is due…

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Kids Can Be Heroes Too! Stories of Courageous Kids

When you think of a hero, who do you think of? A firefighter? A police officer? A character with superhuman powers, a mask, and a cape? Well, the truth is that heroes come in all forms. They can be men or women, rich or poor, or old or young. In fact, some of the most heroic…

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Kamael Sugrim – "mPowering" the Poor to Improve their Lives!

Kamael Sugrim graduated from Stanford University in 2005. As such, she was lucky enough to be present for the famous commencement address Steve Jobs gave at Stanford that year. In fact, it was Steve Jobs’ speech that inspired Kamael to take part in founding an organization called mPowering that helps change the lives of those who need it…

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Tableau: Bringing Theater to the Classroom and With It, New Ways of Learning!

For teachers, it can often be a struggle to keep younger school kids interested in the lessons being taught. However, at the Keewaydin Elementary School in Minneapolis, they have found a way to not only keep kids interested, but also show them new and creative ways of learning! Recently, this school launched a project called…

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Michael Milton – Unstoppable, Even on One Leg!

For Michael Milton, skiing was almost second nature. Born into a family of skiers, Michael learned to ski by the time he was three years old. But then when he was nine, tragedy struck. Michael was diagnosed with bone cancer, and as a result of the disease he lost a leg. At the time, Michael’s only question…

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A Tribute to Dear Old Dad……

As we approach the holiday season, we celebrate and remember the importance of family. One of the most significant, special members of a family is a father. Dads serve faithfully in their roles as caregivers, mentors, playmates, providers, advice-givers,  guiding forces………the list goes on and on. In order to honor these incredibly special family leaders, here are some tributes to…

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing – “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind”

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke on July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to ever step foot on the moon. On that historic day, after years of research and careful planning, the dream of reaching and exploring the moon…

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