Inspiring Stories

Holiday Stories: All I'm Asking For
Holiday Stories: All I’m Asking For

Rick Bragg reflects on Christmas as a boy, a seesaw of gloom and glee. As an adult, however, he… >>

Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility
Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility

It was Christmas in Boston. Everyone, it seemed, was accompanied by someone else smiling or… >>

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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

Life Coach Roger Barta
Life Coach Roger Barta

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

Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation
Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation

Making wishes come true for senior citizens and terminally ill adults around the country. >>

Quenching a Thirst in Kathungu
Quenching a Thirst in Kathungu

H2O for Life is doing its part to remedy the global water crisis, one school at a time. >>

Richard Reisner: Fun on the Slopes with Vermont Adaptive
Richard Reisner: Fun on the Slopes with Vermont Adaptive

Richard Reisner lends more than a hand at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to… >>

The PEN (Peers Engaged & Networking) Pals Book Club
The PEN (Peers Engaged & Networking) Pals Book Club

An honor student's mission to reach out to children of incarcerated parents. >>

Carly Zalenski: Helping Kids in Ho Chi Minh City
Carly Zalenski: Helping Kids in Ho Chi Minh City

In two years, 14-year-old Carly had raised $50,000, a sum that was matched by the Vietnam… >>

Grin City: Bren Bataclan's Smile Project
Grin City: Bren Bataclan’s Smile Project

Unlike starving artists everywhere, Bren Bataclan is giving it all away. All he asks is that you… >>

A Book Club Built for Kids
A Book Club Built for Kids

The Richters spend about $400 a month sending books to children. Some people sit on their ideas… >>

Christopher Thomas: Diabetic Rockstar
Christopher Thomas: Diabetic Rockstar

“Of the diabetes charities out there, most are putting money into finding a cure,” says Bentley… >>

It Happened to Alexa: Helping the Families of Rape Survivors
It Happened to Alexa: Helping the Families of Rape Survivors

The only organization of its kind, the It Happened to Alexa Foundation provides funding for… >>

Bringing Green Jobs to Urban Youths
Bringing Green Jobs to Urban Youths

Zakiya Harris is teaching green, educating urban youths about sustainable living and providing… >>

Pam Sloane's Green Initiative for Education (GIVE)
Pam Sloane’s Green Initiative for Education (GIVE)

Her idea grew into a way to teach kids how appreciate what the land does for us. >>

Young Green Thumb Grows Food for the Needy
Young Green Thumb Grows Food for the Needy

At 10 years old, this young gardener wanted to grow fruits and vegetables locally. Four years… >>

Zachary Bonner: Walking Miles for Kids In Need
Zachary Bonner: Walking Miles for Kids In Need

Despite his age, Zach has a long history of helping others. Learn how this ambitious young boy is… >>

Making Gardens for Breast Cancer Patients
Making Gardens for Breast Cancer Patients

Hershon launched Hope in Bloom to create free gardens for breast cancer patients. 110 gardens have… >>