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Kids can change the world. All they need is a little inspiration! Welcome to world's largest community of inspiration for kids and the kids in your life.

Vanguard College Prep Shows Sportsmanship Beyond Compare

The Gainesville Torpedoes boys basketball team is not used to having fans at their games. You see, the Torpedoes represent a youth correctional facility, so student fans are not allowed to attend games.  And, for other reasons, student family members often do not attend their games. The Torpedoes had a… Read more »

Myles Eckert – 8 Year Old Shows Kindness Always Wins

Myles Eckert went with his family to have breakfast at a diner one morning near where he lives in Toledo, Ohio. In the parking lot, he found a $20 bill. It was what he did next that was truly amazing and inspiring. In the diner, Myles saw a Military Officer… Read more »

Chelsea Werner was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that can cause certain medical issues including low muscle tone.

Shortly after she was born, Chelsea’s parents decided to get her into gymnastics to help build her muscles.  After a long search, they found a great coach who was willing to teach her.

When she started off, Chelsea had trouble with even the simplest exercises.  She struggled badly.  Yet this did not stop her, it only caused her to want to practice more.  She found that the harder she worked, the more she improved.  Over many years, she increased her practice time from 1 hour a week to over 12 hours a week!

Chelsea went on to compete against other children with Special Needs and is now a 4 time Special Olympics USA National Champion.  More recently, she has competed against typical children in USA Gymnastics events.  And above all, she remains a super nice, caring and happy person.

Chelsea is a great role model for all children to be the best they can be.  Every day she shows the power of hard work, focus and passion.

Watch and learn more about Chelsea’s inspiring story thanks to The Today Show:

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Topics for Discussion:

  • How would you describe Chelsea’s attitude and what role has it played in her life?
  • Do you think of Chelsea as having a disability?
  • What is one lesson you can learn and apply in your own life from Chelsea?

Take Action:

  • Learn more about the Special Olympics and explore ways to get involved
  • Find a child with special needs in your school or neighborhood and try to become their friend.
  • Think about a big goal that you have.  It could be for school, for family, or any other important area of your life.  Write it down, using this goal worksheet or create your own worksheet.  Keep track of your progress, stick with it and reward yourself when you have completed it.  Keep doing this and you will be surprised at how much you can achieve.

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Kayla Montgomery Inspires On and Off the Track

Kayla Montgomery is battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS), yet she happens to be one of the top female runners in North Carolina. MS is a disease that interrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.  MS often makes standing and walking very difficult, let alone running. With every race Kayla… Read more »

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… Read more »