Tag: children

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… Read more »

Zach Bonner – How A Hurricane Inspired A Life of Caring for Homeless Kids

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. Several years ago, Hurricane Charley struck near his home in Tampa, Florida. Afterward, he collected… Read more »

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… Read more »

Abbey Curran: Not Only Miss Iowa, But ‘Miss You Can Do It’

Abbey Curran was born with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that causes issues with muscle tone, posture and movement.  When she was a child, she was told that she would never walk without holding onto something. Then, in her teens, long after she had conquered walking, she wanted to try out something… 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 »

Louis Braille – While Just A Teen, He Became a Pioneer for the Blind!

Back in the nineteenth century, when Louis Braille was just three years old, an accident left him blind. As he grew, Louis wanted to read and write, but he felt frustrated with the few slow, difficult methods available at the time for blind people. So Louis came up with an idea, and as a… Read more »

Horses That Help: Meet Inspiring Horses That Change Lives

If you have a pet, you know that animals can be great friends and loyal companions. In fact, some animals are trained to be companions to those in need, such as the blind. You have probably heard of a guide dog, but have you ever heard of a guide horse… Read more »

Great Hero Quotes for Kids

When you think of the word “hero”, who comes to mind? A firefighter? A soldier? A comic-book crimefighter? Well, these do all fit into the category of hero, but many others do as well. For instance, an animal that rescues its family from a fire is most definitely a hero! So… Read more »

Great Kindness Quotes for Kids

Kindness and caring…two very simple words, but two actions that can change your world and the world around you.   They are qualities that, when you practice them, bring happiness not only to others but back to you as well. Everyday we have many choices to make in the way we… Read more »

Hannah Taylor – The LadyBug Foundation and Passion for the Homeless

When Hannah Taylor was 5, she saw a person on the street eat out of a garbage can. The sight made her sad and angry, but it also did something else – it inspired in her a passion to help people like the one she saw. Hannah began by learning all… Read more »