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Videos of the Week 2/4/13 – Kid President and A.Skate

Here are two great videos to inspire you this week: Check out Kid President and his pep talk to all of us to wake up and make something awesome happen in the world! Learn about the A.skate Foundation who opens up new opportunities for children with Autism by helping them learn to skateboard! To see…

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Role Model Videos of the Week 1/29/13

Here are two great videos of role models to inspire you this week: Check out Tennessee homecoming king Scotty Maloney, a special needs student, who was given this honor based on the kindness of three fellow students: Meet Cassandra Lin an amazingly inspirational 12 year old girl who created a recycling program that generates fuel…

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Newtown's Children Help it Rise

When something bad happens you have many choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it inspire and strengthen you. Here in my hometown of Newtown, CT, I am amazingly inspired by the actions of children I see around me who are doing good things to help…

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Role Model Videos of the Week (12/3/12)

Here are 3 new stories and role models we learned about last week involving some very inspiring people! Meet Savannah Maddison Ogden a South Florida Girl who inspires kids to send 10,000 letters To troops In Afghanistan:   Learn about New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo who bought shoes for a homeless man on…

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Friends at First Sight – Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Dog

They’re great friends, even though they’re as different as can be! They are Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the dog. This video shows that friendship and sharing can come in all shapes and sizes. Additional Resources: Here is an article with pictures of Suryia and Roscoe. Here is another inspiremykids story about an unusual animal friendship!…

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Birch Community Services – Giving New Meaning to the Word Community!

In the early 1990s, Barry and Suzanne Birch learned from friends that bread was going to waste at some establishments in their area. Knowing that this food could feed the poor, they began picking the bread up and distributing it to those in need. Before they knew it, their house was full of bread and they were serving dozens…

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Emily Buell – Helping Disabled Students with her College Bound Canines!

It’s that time of year again……back-to-school time! For kindergarteners through those heading off to college, it’s a time of new beginnings and new challenges. But for students with disabilities, especially those entering college, the challenges of a new school year may be overwhelming.  High school student Emily Buell realized this, and she decided to do something about…

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Geeta Castelino – Realizing Her Dreams Despite Her Disability

When Geeta Castelino was two years old, she was diagnosed with polio, a disease that took away her speech and caused her to lose the use of her feet and her right hand. But Geeta had dreams of a happy life, and she wasn’t going to let her polio get in the way of them. Through therapy, she regained…

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Pick Up America – Cleaning Up Our Country, One Piece of Trash at a Time!

Have you ever walked along a sidewalk, saw trash lying there, and picked it up? If so, you’ve helped clean up the environment and make the world a little bit better! This concept is just what inspired Jeff Chen and Davey Rogner to create Pick Up America. Pick Up America is an organization that does walking tours of…

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Point Hope – A Voice for Forgotten Children

One hot summer night many years ago, radio personality Delilah Rene Luke was broadcasting in Philadelphia, PA. Jokingly, she described for her listeners a place in Alaska called Point Hope where they might seek refreshment from the hot temperatures. Later, she reflected on her joke, and she realized that the name Point Hope could truly mean…

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