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African Children's Choir – Using the Power of Music to Change Lives

The African Children’s Choir is made up of children from the continent of Africa who are 7 to 10 years old.  They have incredible voices and spirit that amaze audiences everywhere they go!   And they go lots of places.  All around the world.  And not only do they travel a lot, but they perform for…

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Great Fairness Quotes for Kids

Fairness makes the world go around.  Being fair is one of the most important ingredients of being a good person It is also key to making the world a peaceful place. What does fairness mean to you?  Fairness is… Sharing and taking turns Playing fair and by the rules Being honest Compromising Caring and including others…

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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 Quotes For Kids About Humility and Being Humble

It is good to be confident in yourself and to always strive to be the best you can be.  Yet, truly successful people strive not only to be their best, but to be great in how they treat others.and celebrate their talents. For example, you may have seen an athlete who scores a touchdown, drops the ball…

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Louis Braille – While Just A Teen, He Became a Pioneer for the Blind!

Back in the nineteenth century, when Louis Braille was just three years old, an accident left him blind. As he grew, Louis wanted to read and write, but he felt frustrated with the few slow, difficult methods available at the time for blind people. So Louis came up with an idea, and as a teenager, he invented a special…

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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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Great Habit Quotes For Kids

A habit is defined by Wikipedia as a “settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” Habits are a big deal.  Your habits, or rituals, become who you are.  Choose and practice good habits and things will go well for you.  Choose and practice bad habits and you will face…

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Great Hero Quotes for Kids

When you think of the word “hero”, who comes to mind? A firefighter? A soldier? A comic-book crimefighter? Well, these do all fit into the category of hero, but many others do as well. For instance, an animal that rescues its family from a fire is most definitely a hero! So is a volunteer who quietly feeds…

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Nelson Mandela – His Perseverance and Passion Changed The World

Nelson Mandela is an African civil rights leader from South Africa who changed the world for the better. His lifelong goal, similar to Martin Luther King, Jr., was to achieve equal rights for non-white people in his country. He was so dedicated to this cause, that he spent a large portion of his life in…

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Sir Ernest Shackleton – Century-Old Leadership Lessons That Still Apply Today!

Recently, at Harvard Business School, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton became the subject of a new case study. According to professor Nancy Koehn, “His achievements on the ice have much to teach business students and executives.” That’s why she created the case study, which she called “Leadership in Crisis: Ernest Shackleton and the Epic Voyage of the Endurance”….

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