A simple idea to combat loneliness on the school playground – the buddy bench!  Christian, a first grader, saw a picture of a pretty bench, had an idea, and approached his principal.  He knew that some kids looked like they were lonely at recess, and he thought that a bench,Continue Reading

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“It was a struggle.  It was rough,” Elijah says of his time growing up in Compton, where only a little over half of students graduate high school.  He remembers a defining moment when he was little:  “It was kind of late at night, my mom ran into my room, andContinue Reading

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Bo Paske, a 6th grade student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, is autistic.  He’s a sweet child with a smile and hug for everyone.  For whatever reason, he almost always sits alone at the lunch table.  His mother thinks his autism in some ways shields him from noticing heContinue Reading

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Sidney Keys, an 11-year old African-American, noticed that his St. Louis school library had very few books about kids like himself.  So he started Books n Bros, a book club for 8- to 12-year-olds who get together and read African-American literature.  Sidney also wanted to improve literacy among his peers,Continue Reading

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