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Powerful Role Models – Seven Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Children

Calling all parents! Raising kids is one of the most important jobs you will ever do. You nurture your children, care for them, and teach them the values that will help them grow into great adults. And you also lead by example, serving as a role model, as your kids try to be just like you! So what…

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InventNow.org Is a Children's Invention Community!

The InventNow website is a fun place that has tools and “camps” organized around inventions. It includes helpful information on the process of creating and bringing an invention to market, including links to the US patent office. This video, from the InventNow website, shows a clever invention a young girl created to help her brother! Additional Resources: Here is…

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Livestrong Dares – Take a Dare and Change Your Life!

Livestrong Dares is a program created by the  Livestrong Foundation. It offers a group of dares that challenge people to make improvements in everything from health and fitness to bad habits to relationships. And as people take these dares, they can look to the Livestrong Dares website for support and encouragement. Here is a video in which…

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Butterflies – Inspiring Program That Works with Children In Need

Butterflies is a wonderful program in India that works with kids in need. The program contains four shelters and 12 educational centers for kids. The program helps 1,000 children in New Delhi and is democratic, meaning it allow kids to be involved in decision-making. This video show the Butterflies program in action! Additional Resources: Here is an article that gives…

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Amazing Athletes – Wrestler Rohan Murphy

This is the story of Penn State wrestler Rohan Murphy. His severe disability never interfered with his passion for sports. This video tells Rohan’s story. Additional Resources: Here is Rohan’s website. This video is a Nike commercial featuring Rohan as he aimed to qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Topics for Discussion: How has Rohan been able…

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Katy Sullivan – 2008 Beijing Paralympian

Katy Sullivan was born without legs, but she didn’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest. After trying out various sports and even successfully pursuing a career in acting, Katy decided to get into running. In March 2006, she got a pair of carbon fiber legs and started running for the first time. In just…

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Norman Vaughan – "Dream Big and Dare To Fail"

Adventurer Norman Vaughan was a member of Admiral Richard Byrd’s 1928 expedition to the South Pole, serving as a dog handler. In 1930, Admiral Byrd named one of the peaks he conquered during his expedition after Norman and two other dog handlers. And it was then that Norman decided he wanted to scale the peak that had been named after him….

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Make Today Great – Read These Short Stories to Inspire You!

When you wake up in the morning and start to think about your day, what kind of day do you want to have? Naturally, everyone wants to have a great day everyday! To make your day great, decide what you can do to make it so. For inspiration, read the short stories in the video and…

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Patrick Henry Hughes – Inspirational Story

Patrick Henry Hughes is a student at the University of Louisville. He was born blind and crippled in both his legs and arms. Yet now he plays the piano beautifully and “marches” in the Louisville marching band. This video tells Patrick’s inspirational story. Additional Resources: Here is an article all about Patrick. Find out more about Patrick at…

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Patrick Awuah – Educating Leaders with a Liberal Education in Ghana

As a teenager, Patrick Awuah left Ghana to attend college in America. After that, he stayed in America, embarking on a career at Microsoft. But in 1998, Patrick decided to return to Ghana. He wanted to help shape the future leaders of Africa, and he felt that the best way he could do so was to help…

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