Articles in the ‘Inspiration’ Category

New year, New you

February 1st, 2018 | By

Every January, people talk about New Year’s resolutions. What on earth is a New Year’s resolution? And should you have one? Think of a New Year’s resolution as a promise to yourself. Many…

YOU can make the world a better place!

January 30th, 2018 | By

Kids really can make a difference in the world! Does that seem hard to believe? It’s true. Every year, thousands of kids donate their hair to companies that make wigs for kids who…

Equality and Justice for all

January 15th, 2018 | By

Every year on the third Monday of January, United States citizens acknowledge and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His birthday was January 15, which is why we celebrate his life in mid-January….

What does “Holiday” mean to YOU?

November 14th, 2017 | By

The word “holiday” actually comes from the term “holy day,” because many holidays began as religious celebrations. Today, the word “holiday” means “a day(s) free from work or play.” That’s why we even…

Kids can make the world a better place

November 13th, 2017 | By

Meals from the Heartland Thousands of kids your age have volunteered at Meals from the Heartland (MFTH). And around the world, MFTH packs and distributes millions of meals every year to hungry people!…

Do you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

November 12th, 2017 | By

Many children in Des Moines are “food insecure.” That means they don’t have all the food they need to be healthy. Chances are one or more of your classmates doesn’t get enough food…

Brain Games – Thanksgiving Crossword

November 11th, 2017 | By

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The Gratitude Game

November 11th, 2017 | By

  Thanksgiving is a great time to think about all you have to be grateful for. Here is a little game you can play with your family or friends to help you get…

a pinky swear is forever

September 21st, 2017 | By

Mitch was nine years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. When he was in the hospital in December, he overheard the family next to him having a discussion that there would…

Hello! Zdravo! Hujambo! Hola!

September 20th, 2017 | By

Imagine being in a place where you can’t understand anything anyone is saying, or maybe you can pick up one word out of every sentence, but not the whole thing. There are lots…