We found 283 posts for Service Learning

Cullen Jones – Olympian Goes From Nearly Drowning to Saving Lives

When Cullen Jones was 5 years old he nearly drowned.  Instead of letting this horrible incident create more fear around water, Cullen decided instead to become a good swimmer. But not just any good swimmer. In case you have not heard of him, Cullen Jones is the first African American to win an Olympic Gold…

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Lillian Weber – 99 Year Old Makes A Dress A Day For African Children

For the last few years, Lillian Weber, a 99 year old woman from Iowa, has had a big goal. She wants to create 1,000 dresses for African children by her 100th birthday on May 6th, 2015. So far, she has made hundreds of dresses and is on track to achieve her goal! Lillian helps support…

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Polar Bear Camp? Inspiring Kids to Make a Difference with the Environment

Well, it’s not exactly a camp run by polar bears! It’s more like a camp run every year during polar bear migration time. And it’s run by Polar Bears International (PBI). Polar Bears International is the world’s leading polar bear protection group.  They focus on saving bears from the many problems they face in the modern world.  These…

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Isaiah Austin and Owen Gray – Bound by Courage, Purpose and Attitude

Isaiah Austin, one of college basketball’s top players, and Owen Gray, a 13 year old basketball player from Texas, have an unlikely bond. Not only do they share a love of basketball, but they recently learned that they both share the same medical condition, Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people. Since Marfan…

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Veronika Scott – Empowering Homeless Women Stitch by Stitch

Veronika Scott grew up near Detroit, Michigan in a tough household environment. She took note of the over 20,000 Detroiters who are homeless which now equals 1 of every 42 residents. She worked hard in high school and was able to earn a college scholarship to study industrial design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, one of…

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Bethany Hamilton – Soul Surfer Has Heart The Size of the Ocean

Bethany Hamilton was a 13 year home schooled girl who loved to surf and dreamed of becoming a pro surfer. One day, on a local surfing trip with her friends, she was attacked by a shark and tragically lost one of her of arms. Just one month after this incident, with her goals still in mind,…

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Zach Bonner Walks the Walk for the Homeless

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. In 2004, Hurricane Charley struck near his home in Tampa, Florida. Afterward, he collected 27 pickup trucks full of water…

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6 Year Old Danny Keefe – His Special 'Band of Brothers' Takes on Bullying

Danny Keefe, a kindergartner at Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater, MA, is also the official water coach for the Division 5 Badgers Peewee Football Team. Danny is not only an important part of the football team, but a very unique dresser. He likes to wear a tie, suit and fedora hat to school each day…

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6 Year Old Danny Keefe – His Special ‘Band of Brothers’ Takes on Bullying

Danny Keefe, a kindergartner at Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater, MA, is also the official water coach for the Division 5 Badgers Peewee Football Team. Danny is not only an important part of the football team, but a very unique dresser. He likes to wear a tie, suit and fedora hat to school each day…

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Life is Good: 35 Inspiring Quotes for Kids About Life

“Life is good.”  You may have seen or even own a t-shirt or hat that with that quote. So what is it that makes life good? What makes for a good life? The answer is…lots of things! A good life comes from having the right attitude and taking the right actions.  Here a few things…

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