We found 285 posts for Service Learning

JJ Watt – Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others

Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others.  Those words define NFL player JJ Watt’s approach to life and his recipe for success on and off the field.  Although JJ, who plays for the Houston Texans, is perhaps the best defensive player in the National Football League (NFL), he is just as focused on being the best…

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Zach Bonner – How A Hurricane Inspired A Life of Caring for Homeless Kids

Zach Bonner is one of the first and one of the most inspiring kids that we have profiled on IMK.  His passion is the homeless and he has been giving to those in need since he was only 6. Several years ago, Hurricane Charley struck near his home in Tampa, Florida. Afterward, he collected 27 pickup trucks full of…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Love!

You probably hear the word “love” many times each week. You may hear it from a parent, a friend, in your place of worship, on tv or in a book. You may even say the word love a lot yourself! You may use the word love about a song, a food or your family pet. You may…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Passion and Enthusiasm

What are the things  in school and in life that get you most excited?  Maybe its sports or animals or music or cooking or Legos or writing or art or drama or cars or fashion or computers or helping people?  Maybe it is all of those things? Do you have something that you are passionate about?…

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Every Kid Deserves a Bike! Teacher Katie Blomquist Makes it Happen for Entire School!

Katie Blomquist, a 1st grade teacher at Pepperhill Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina, learned last year that one of her students wanted a bike for his birthday.  But his parents could not afford it. So, like most other people that you will find here on InspireMyKids, she decided to do something about it!…

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The Gorilla Girl – Saving Gorillas One Cell Phone at a Time!

When Mariah Nablo was six years old, she watched a TV show that talked about problems faced by mountain gorillas in Africa. She learned that they were in danger of extinction because their habitat was being destroyed.  The cause of this trouble was people illegally mining for Coltan, a material used to make cell phones.  Mariah was so moved by what she…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Serving Others

Have you ever had someone do a favor for you without being asked? Have you ever had a friend share their most favorite or expensive toy with you? Have you ever eaten at a meal prepared by your parents relative? If so, you know what it is like to be served. Service is the sacrifice…

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#WeDineTogether! – Boca Raton High School Puts Others First!

Many kids look forward eating lunch with their friends at school each day. But for some kids, especially those who are new to a school, lunch can be a very lonely time. While many kids are sitting with their friends, others spend each lunch period alone. Denis Estimon, a senior, at Boca Raton Community High…

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10 Year Old Gianni Graham Collects 5,000 Dolls For Girls In Need!

While most girls like to play with dolls, 10 year old Gianni Graham of Norfolk, Virginia has chosen to give them away!  She gives them to girls in need.  Girls who live in foster care, homeless shelters and others who live in poverty. Gianni started with Barbies. Her goal was to collect 1,000 to give…

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Abbey Curran: Not Only Miss Iowa, But ‘Miss You Can Do It’

Abbey Curran was born with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that causes issues with muscle tone, posture and movement.  When she was a child, she was told that she would never walk without holding onto something. Then, in her teens, long after she had conquered walking, she wanted to try out something much more aggressive: competing in…

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