Tag: learning

One World Futbol – Bringing the Power of Play Where It’s Needed Most!

Do you like to play soccer? It’s a great sport and a fun time. But for poor kids in Darfur and countries like it, soccer is much more than just a fun time…..for them, getting outside and kicking a ball around gives them a much-needed break from the hard lives they… Read more »

Loyalty and Compassion at Their Finest, Canine Style!

To an outsider, Bosko the labrador retriever may seem like an ordinary dog. However, to those who know him, he is anything but. You see, one cold night on his family’s ranch, Bosko proved just how special he really is. On that night, Bosko discovered a sick and wounded calf on the… Read more »

Evan Moss – Getting a “Shot at Life as a Regular Kid”, Thanks to Mindy the Dog!

For a seven-year-old boy, life can be fun and adventurous – school during the day, sports and other activities on nights and weekends, and lots of playtime with family and friends. But imagine being a boy who can’t do any of those things, because they are too dangerous for you. This was exactly the case for… Read more »

Great Sportsmanship Quotes for Kids

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.” This quote, from legendary basketball coach John Wooden, defines just what sportsmanship is all about. While it’s great to excel in sports, dance, theater, art, science, or whatever else interests you, it is even… Read more »

Jessie Rees – Never Ever Give Up (NEGU)!

When Jessie Rees was 11 years old, she received devastating news……she found out that she had brain cancer. She and her family began to deal with the diagnosis, and Jessie made one thing clear – that she would never ever give up. As Jessie struggled with her cancer, she realized that… Read more »

Pearl the Dog – “A Homeless Dog Becomes a Hero”!

In early 2008, the life of labrador retriever Pearl was anything but good, as she found herself homeless in an animal shelter. But soon after, her life improved drastically when volunteers from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation rescued her and began to train her as a search dog. In… Read more »

Abbie Jacobson – A Sweet Reward for a Selfless Act of Compassion!

8-year-old Abbie Jacobson was shopping with her mom one day when she looked down and saw it……a small green purse with a lot of money and jewelry inside. For many young girls, the temptation might have been to keep the newfound treasure. But Abbie….. her first thought was one of compassion. She… Read more »

Wyatt Erber – The Biggest of Hearts in a Very Small Package!

Wyatt Erber is only 8 years old, but when it comes to compassion and kind-heartedness, he has got it in the bag! This past summer, Wyatt participated in a scavenger hunt and won a big prize – $1,000! But the real treasure came shortly after Wyatt’s victory…. Wyatt’s neighbor, Cara, is… Read more »

Matt Stutzman – “A Foot Above the Competition”!

At age 29, Matt Stutzman has already accomplished a lot in his life….he is a husband, a father, an outdoorsman, and a world-class archer! But the best part of all is that Matt has achieved these things despite the fact that he was born with no arms…… Throughout his life, Matt has worked hard… Read more »

Gabriel Muniz – Chasing His Dream, Even with No Feet!

In many ways, Brazilian Gabriel Muniz is just a typical 11-year-old boy – he likes to play sports, hangs out with his friends, and dislikes homework. But in two very special ways, Gabriel Muniz is anything but typical. You see, at 11, Gabriel is already an extremely talented soccer player who has caught the attention… Read more »