Tag: passion

Arthur Ashe – A Life of Service and Impact!

Arthur Ashe was an American tennis player who showed his greatness both on and off the court. This year, as the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which is now played at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in New York City, celebrates it’s 50th year, it is a good time to look back… Read more »

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 »

Sarah Haycox – The Power of A 4th Grader to Change the World

Fourth-grader, Sarah Haycox, from Shoreline, Washington, USA made it her mission to right a wrong.  And in doing so, she has shown the rest of the world what one young person, with passion, can do. One day, Sarah was walking by an athletic field near her school.  She noticed a… Read more »

Great Quotes for Kids about Taking Action and Being Proactive

Anne Frank Quotes

Taking action and being proactive are two of the most important ingredients to success in life.  People who are action focused get better jobs, better grades, have more impact in the world and have better relationships. When you read the quotes below from many people who helped change the world for… Read more »

Mikaela Shiffrin – Olympic Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is a world champion US Olympic skier and the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So, how did Mikaela become so good at what… Read more »

Jann Mardenborough – From Gamer to Formula One Driver!

Jann Madenborough grew up in Cardiff, United Kingdom, dreaming about racing cars. So, like many kids who cannot yet drive, he became involved playing racing videos games. When he was 8 years old, he started to race Go Karts on a real track.  He loved it. And he was good… Read more »

Kathrine Switzer – Breaking Women’s Barriers for 50 Years!

Kathrine Switzer loved to run. And she loved challenges. So when her college coach told her that a woman could not finish a (26.2 mile) marathon, she set out to prove him wrong! In 1967, Kathrine became the first woman ever to compete in the Boston Marathon. This was before… Read more »

12 Year Old “Grace the Slime Lover” Builds an Empire of Slime!

Grace is a 12 year old girl from Connecticut with a love of….slime!  She liked to play with it and then, with the help of some YouTube videos, she started to make it. In fact, she likes slime so much, she started a slime business called “Grace the Slime Lover”!… Read more »

6 Year Old A’Layah Robinson Turns Lemons into Love for Foster Care Children!

A’Layah Robinson lives in Sulphur, Oklahoma. She is only six years old, but already she has big ideas for helping other kids! One Saturday morning when A’Layah was five, she saw some teenagers who had a lemonade stand. They wanted to raise money to help some of their friends. A’Layah… Read more »

Move Over Sid! Here Comes 6 Year Old Podcaster ‘Nate The Science Kid’!

Are you a curious person?  Do you like solving problems?  Do you ever think about questions like why is the sky blue or where salt water comes from?  If you do, you probably like Science! Well, six year old Nate Butkus from Willmette, Illinois, LOVES science. Since he was three years old,… Read more »