We found 284 posts for Service Learning

Baubles of Brotherly Love From Eight Teenage Girls

In 2007, eight girls from New York watched Oprah’s TV show one day. The show was called “The Little Boy That Oprah Couldn’t Forget”. It was about a boy from Ghana, Africa who had been sold into slavery, a practice that happens in that country every day. The story touched their hearts and they wanted to help. The girls…

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A Small Act of Kindness Can Make a Huge Difference

The film A SMALL ACT follows the story of Chris Mburu. He was the top student in his Kenyan village. But with no money for school fees, he had little hope of a future. Then, a total stranger named Hilde Back sponsored his early education through a “sponsor a needy child” campaign. She paid roughly $15 dollars a term…

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The Heart of It All – A Special Ed Teacher and Classroom Who Are Changing the World

We are amazed and inspired at the courage, determination, caring and positive actions of the people in our stories. Often their stories began with a small spark. Something moved them and they wanted to take action. Moving from inspiration to action is exactly what we hoped to create with inspiremykids.com. We search the world over for inspiring…

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Ana Dodson – A Giving Heart

Ana Dodson is a girl who faced great difficulties, being an an orphan in her early years. But then she was adopted and given a new chance at life. She used that chance to give back to those in need. Oh yeah…..and she did all this by the time she was 11! Ana was adopted by a U.S. couple after her mom…

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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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Maggie Doyne – Providing for Some of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Maggie Doyne, an 18 year old girl from New Jersey, set out to travel and learn about the world and herself. She came back a changed person, inspired to help the children she met along the way. Her mission – and now her life’s work – is to provide for for Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned or abandoned children. Here is the remarkable of one remarkable young woman.

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Maggie Doyne – Providing for Some of the World's Most Vulnerable Children

Maggie Doyne, an 18 year old girl from New Jersey, set out to travel and learn about the world and herself. She came back a changed person, inspired to help the children she met along the way. Her mission – and now her life’s work – is to provide for for Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned or abandoned children. Here is the remarkable of one remarkable young woman.

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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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Blessings in a Backpack – Feeding Hungry Kids, One Backpack-ful At a Time!

Stockbroker Stan Curtis realized that there are many kids in America who have food provided to them at school during the week but who have little or no food on the weekends. And so, in 2005, Stan began a wonderful program that helps provide weekend food to kids who need it. His program is called Blessings in…

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Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who was asked to give a standard lecture. The lecture was to be one in which he would imagine he was dying and this would be his last chance to speak. However, Randy didn’t have to imagine he was dying – shortly before his lecture, he found out…

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