Author: Kevin Conklin

Great Success Quotes for Students and Kids

What is success?  Everyone seems to think about it quite differently!  While some people think that money or fame equals success, there is a lot more to it than that. True success is not about things or status or money, but is about the kind of person you are and the positive… Read more »

Books With No Bounds…Teen Sisters on a Mission!

Teenage sisters Emma and Julia Mogus, from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, grew up having a passion for reading. They read thousands of books. And they just assumed that all kids had access to a wide variety of books in their home, school and library. This is why, a few years back, when they learned… Read more »

Paying it Forward…. One Bike at a Time

When 9-year-old Atticus Seng’s bike was stolen from a rack at his elementary school’s campus this past October, the last thing he thought was that it would happen for a second time — or that a group of teens would come the rescue. In the surprise of his life, the… Read more »

The Play That Changed Lives… For the Better

As a 5th grade football coach this story really showed me how important athletics are for teaching valuable lessons in life. The Olivet Eagles football team at Olivet Middle School in Olivet, Michigan, decided to run a play and intentionally not score, all without their coaches knowing. The football team… Read more »

Jack Andraka- Master Inventor and Innovator at 15 Years Old

Jack Andraka is no ordinary 15 year old kid. He’s accomplished more than most will in a lifetime. Jack won the top award at Intel ISEF 2012 for his creation of a new, non-invasive method to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer and other forms of cancer. His passion for finding a… Read more »

Birke Baehr – 11-year-old Wants to Change How We Eat

At eight years old, Birke heard a news story about mercury in high fructose corn syrup. He asked his mother what high fructose corn syrup was. Once he found out what it was and how much of our food contains it, he decided to learn what else is in our food. Today,… Read more »

Terry Fox Captures a Nation’s Attention With Courage and Determination

This is the story of a courageous young man who lost his leg to bone cancer and decided to raise money for cancer by running accross Canada with one leg. His story captured a nations attention and firmly made him a hero for his effort. He raised millions of dollars for cancer research.

High School Track Star Crawls Her Way to the Finish Line

Sometimes just finishing the race can be inspiring. That was the case with high school track runner Holland Reynolds! She literally had to muster up enough strength and courage to crawl over the finish line. In doing so, she secured a championship for her team. Her coach is battling ALS and says he’s… Read more »