Inspiring Stories

Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights
Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights

Aurora's holiday Festival of Lights is the town's showpiece -- find out how a Reader's Diget We… >>

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits
Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

Find how how winning $10,000 from the Reader's Digest We Hear You America campaign allowed… >>

Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities
Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill
Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park
St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery
Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

4 Amazing Caregiving Stories
4 Amazing Caregiving Stories

Love doesn’t stop when a parent, spouse, or friend gets sick. Here, remarkable stories of… >>

Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin
Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin

After losing her leg in a brutal war, Maja Kazazic thought she'd never walk without pain again… >>

Life Coach Roger Barta
Life Coach Roger Barta

How a high school football coach built a championship dynasty by never playing to win. >>

Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from <em>Teacher Man</em>
Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from Teacher Man

My students forged the notes. I turned them into a lesson plan. >>

Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip
Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip

When a bus filled with schoolchildren went wildly out of control, their teachers stayed cool. >>

The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans
The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, die-hard citizens like these seven are bringing the city back… >>

Michael Oher: Homeless Hero Becomes Academic Success
Michael Oher: Homeless Hero Becomes Academic Success

He arrived with nothing but the clothes on his back. He left a winner. >>

RD on TV: Gracie's Choice
RD on TV: Gracie’s Choice

An inspirational story about how a teen hero found a way to keep three brothers from being… >>

Everyday Hero: Jeff May
Everyday Hero: Jeff May

High school student Jeff May managed to tackle a school shooter and save the lives of his fellow… >>

George Haley
George Haley: The Man Who Wouldn’t Quit

A look back: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley tells the story of a man who overcame… >>