Tag: TED

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 »

John Wooden on True Success

John Wooden was one of the most successful basketball players and coaches of all time. He was beloved by his teammates and players for his hard work, his drive, and his simple yet inspirational words of wisdom. In this video, John talks about his coaching career and his views on… Read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Words of Wisdom for a Hopeful Tomorrow

In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama made her first official trip overseas in her newly appointed position. During her trip, she visited a girls’ school in England called the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School.  There, Mrs. Obama spoke to the students, sharing wonderful words of encouragement and wisdom. She emphasized… Read more »

Twelve in Twelve – A Family Making a Difference, One Country at a Time!

Think about your everyday life – school, family, friends, hobbies, etc. Can you imagine giving it all up for a year? Well, that is exactly what the Lewis family did. J.D. Lewis and his sons Jackson, age 14, and Buck, age 9, put their lives on hold for an entire year… Read more »

William Kamkwamba – a 14-year-old Lifts his Family, his Village, and his Country

William Kamkwamba followed his dreams and changed the direction of his life. He did so by educating himself! As a result, he helped his African village by building a windmill for them. A lack of money for school fees forced William to quit school at age 14. But he didn’t site idly and hope that… Read more »