Archive for August, 2012
In previous posts I have highlighted adults who are making a difference, and in this post I wanted to share information about Barrington Irving. He became the youngest person and first African American to go around the world by flight. The difference is he did it in a plane which he built himself from donated parts — at 23 years old!
Years later he has founded a non-profit called Experience Academy, where Mr. Irving is teaching young people to accept “no limitations.” His 4 year old program encourages students to follow their interests in science, math, engineering and technology. More >
I just read this wonderful article about a home built for kids with sisters and brothers, who are orphans. A Cottage of Hope is the first of several cottages to be built in Tampa, Florida, so orphaned siblings can finally live under the same roof as a family.
The Cottage of Hope was made possible with a generous donation from local businesses like K-Force — which not only gave money but also time. Employees with K-Force have been painting, putting in hurricane straps and cleaning.
Ray Morganti, Vice President of Talent Management with K-Force says that “everybody has More >
Page, I enjoyed reading your blog about kids that focused on helping others this summer. I wanted to add a blog too, about a group of kids that went to Macon County this summer to improve the housing conditions for lower income individuals and families.
The group is known as World Changers — 250 students from the Franklin Area, Georgia, set a goal to improve approximately 20 homes. They were taking on anything they could, from house painting to roofing, and laying shingles to building access ramps and porches.
World Changers is in its 22nd summer working to More >
Hey everyone, while we have been blogging about summer camps, I thought I would add a blog about kids that did something extra-ordinary with their time this summer — hosting 8 fun, family friendly events to collect brand new shoes for kids in need!
After months of hard work and dedication, “The Shoe Crew,” a group of philanthropic kids, teens and celebrities successfully met their goal of collecting 2200 pairs of brand new athletic shoes to donate to underprivileged youth, just in time for school to start.
In early June, Vlado Footwear CEO Jill Kim, learned about the Shoe More >