We found 285 posts for Character Education

Duggie the Dolphin Strikes Up a Friendship With a Labrador Dog

An unlikely friendship has blossomed between a dog named Ben and a bottle-nosed dolphin named Duggie. Duggie has made his home off Tory Island, Ireland. Recently, Ben has taken to pacing the island’s pier and then jumping into the water as soon as Duggie appears….. Duggie first appeared when the body of another dolphin washed up at the back of the island….

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Kassandra Gonsalves Comforts Foster Kids With Good Night Sleep Tight Program

Kassandra Gonsalves wanted to comfort foster children as they move from one place to another. So she started Good Night, Sleep Tight to help do just that. Check out how Kassandra gets others involved in this great idea. And she got it started when she was only 10 years old! Additional Resources: Here is an article written by Kassandra about…

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Michael Pesci – Life's Not Always Fair, But You Can Do Something About It!

This is the story of Michael Pesci. He is a young baseball player with an incredible sense of charity and fairness. He and his buddy organize a homerun derby to raise money for various charities. Michael combines his love of baseball with his desire to help others less fortunate than himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article about…

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10-year-old Jaylen Arnold Says Bullying No Way!

Jaylen Arnold, a courageous and energetic 10 year old boy has set out to change the world by putting an end to childhood bullying. Jaylen, who endured more than his share of bullying when transferring to a new school, decided to take a stand and help himslef and others by forming Jaylen’s Challenge, a charity focused on gaining commitments from teachers and students to eliminate bullying around the country. All the more inspiring is that Jayler has both Tourette’s Syndrome and Aspergers Syndrome.

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The Power of Unity – Take the First Step and the Rest Will Follow

Here is a video of an inspirational young man who took action and inspired others to do the same. Additional Resources: Here’s another inspiremykids story about how one person can make a difference! Here’s a website with a video about how geese use the power of teamwork! Topics for Discussion: How was one young boy…

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William Kamkwamba – a 14-year-old Lifts his Family, his Village, and his Country

William Kamkwamba followed his dreams and changed the direction of his life. He did so by educating himself! As a result, he helped his African village by building a windmill for them. A lack of money for school fees forced William to quit school at age 14. But he didn’t site idly and hope that things would get better. Instead,…

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Mikey's Meals – A Grateful Boy Takes Care of the Homeless

A young boy, saved by an organ donation from a grieving family, pays it forward by providing meals and gifts to the homeless in honor of the family that saved his life.  Amazing grace in action.

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Adora Svitak – What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children, not just teach them. A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States…

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Charlie Simpson – 7-year-old Raises More Than $100,000 for Haiti in One Day!

Charlie Simpson, aged 7, is a super-fundraiser. He has raised over $100,000 on a sponsored bike ride for the relief effort in Haiti. Check out his story in this video. Additional Resources: Here is an article about Charlie and his amazing fundraising effort. Here is another article about Charlie. Topics for Discussion: What made Charlie…

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Inspiring Graduation Speech by Autistic Student

Doctors didn’t offer Judith and Dennis Duquette much hope about their son, Eric. He was autistic, they explained, and likely would end up in an institution. “Good call,” the 18-year-old salutatorian joked at his graduation Tuesday. “Today I stand before you accepted into every institution of higher learning that I applied to, so I guess, in a way,…

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