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Felix Finkbeiner – A Trillion Trees to Plant!

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, a teacher in his class in Munich, Germany asked them to prepare a report about climate change.  As Felix started doing research, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted in Africa. She had done this to help restore the billions of trees that…

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A 2nd Honeymoon – 5th Graders Right a 60 Year Old Civil Wrong!

Fifth graders at Bear Tavern Elementary school in Hopewell Township, New Jersey learned about a true story that didn’t end right. So they decided to try to change the ending! About 60 years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell had just married his sweetheart, Grace. They set out on their honeymoon from North Carolina on a big…

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A Real Lucky Duck! Arkansas 8th Graders Create a New Leg for Peg the Duck!

Patsy Smith, from Mississippi Country, Arkansas, has raised ducks for many years. One of her ducks, Peg, was a bit different. When he was young, Peg lost one of his legs from a run-in with a turtle. After a while, the wound on his leg started to become infected. So Mrs. Smith put out a…

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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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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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Chess – Ancient Game Inspires New Dreams for Kids Around the World!

Chess may have been invented in the 6th century, but it’s creating new dreams each day for kids around the USA and the world. How could that be?  Well, it has helped them find something they can focus on and be great at.  And since a game of chess only involves a chess board and…

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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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Do One Thing: Motivate Others to Move!

Want to Make a Difference? Sure, it’s a big world out there, but you can start by stirring up some inspiration right in your own house, school, or neighborhood. In this new feature, InspireMyKids will be challenging you to do one thing that makes a positive change in the world–and giving you the goods on…

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Careers that Count: So You Want to Be a Firefighter?

So You Want to Be a Firefighter? The Job: Firefighter   The Gist:  Do you jump into action in emergency situations? If you’re fearless, active, and love to help others, this may be the right career for you! Firefighters are typically known to put out fires, but they have many jobs. Whether it’s a car…

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