We found 285 posts for Teamwork

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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The Panyee Football Club – A Near-Impossible Dream Realized

Once upon a time, there was a group of boys who wanted to play soccer……… This might not sound like the start of a typical fairy tale of wishes and magic. But for the boys of the Panyee Football Club, this was the beginning of their dream come true. Only their dream came true not through…

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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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Lauren Hill – Never Give Up – Brain Cancer Can't Stop Hoop Dreams

From the time she was young, Lauren Hill’s life long dream was to play college basketball.  When she accepted an offer to play at Mount St. Joseph College (near Cincinnati) her dream seemed ready to come true. Until she developed brain cancer last year. Lauren was told she had only two years to live at…

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Lauren Hill – Never Give Up – Brain Cancer Can’t Stop Hoop Dreams

From the time she was young, Lauren Hill’s life long dream was to play college basketball.  When she accepted an offer to play at Mount St. Joseph College (near Cincinnati) her dream seemed ready to come true. Until she developed brain cancer last year. Lauren was told she had only two years to live at…

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Cathy Rush – “Dreams Are For Everyone”!

In 1971, there were many in the world who still believed that a woman’s potential for success was limited. Enter Cathy Rush, the young wife of a basketball referee who had just taken a job as head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College in suburban Philadelphia. Immaculata was a very small Catholic girls’ school run by nuns, and…

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Kayla Wheeler and Breanna Sprenger – Two Champions Making the Most of Their Gifts

Kayla Wheeler, a teenager from Lynnwood, Washington, was born with with no legs and only one arm. Yet, that has not stopped her from becoming a very, very full person! She is a record setting swimmer, plays piano, is an A student and a very happy person. At 16 years old, she is only just…

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Not Your Average Summer Vacation! The Kallin Family Treks Across America

It is a good bet that you did not do what Nathan (9) and Maddy (8) Kallin of Dresden, Maine did this past summer!  With their parents, they became only the 16th young family to “thru-hike” the Appalachian Trail. So what does that mean? The Appalachian Trail is no ordinary hiking path.  It stretches 2,160 miles…

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Great Respect Quotes for Kids and Students

Showing respect for others is one of the most important values in the world.  It means showing care for another person or thing, like the environment. Without respect, everything around you would be less peaceful.  There would be more wars, more problems and less happiness. You show respect in many ways everyday that you may…

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