education

Blind Man Teaches Kids to Read

This guy is great! His name is Jeff Balek. He was born blind and teaches kids to read at the local YMCA. He volunteers for the 2nd and 3rd grade reading program. He follows along in Braille while they read it in print. He loves seeing the kids progress and overcome their obstacles. It’s rewarding…

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Homeless to Valedictorian Congratulations Griffin

18 years old and homeless, Griffin Furlong to graduate as valedictorian: http://t.co/RFhI7XJZFz #AmericaStrong pic.twitter.com/DISejPzYbJ — ABC News (@ABC) May 30, 2014 Griffin M. Furlong grew up living in shelters, borrowed couches and hotels. He doesn’t wake up in his own bed or the same bed in the morning. He and his family have been homeless…

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Stronger Than Fear

“This is a story of strength. Once there was a girl who wanted to go to school. But there were those who did not want her to learn. They were afraid education would give her power. The girl did not let this stop her. She dreamed of learning. She was not alone. Weakness, fear and…

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Grandpa Retires, Helps Children Read is Positive Influence

Retirement for some people may be boring. It’s especially hard when you lose your soul mate two years after retirement. What to do? At 65 years old, “Grandpa” tried golf, but failed to see the fascination. He puttered around the house, but that wasn’t enough. Then he saw an advertisement to be a volunteer. He…

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Iowa Pageant Winner Born with disability Raises Awareness

“It’s okay to stare.” That’s what Nicole Kelly from Davenport, Iowa said about living her life with a disability. She was born without a left forearm. She didn’t want her disability to define her. She has a disarming and refreshing attitude. She is sincere and ambitious. According to the Daily Mail, an important part of…

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At Risk Students Make Parents Proud with 98% Graduation Rate

What are the expectations for children growing up in the inner city? Well, in this particular section of Philadelphia the expectation is that only 60% finish high school. But, the students at Girard College have different plans. They are setting new standards. It’s so impressive that 98% of the kids have graduated. The population of…

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Learn to Read at Age 70 – Alferd Williams

Alferd Williams says it’s never too late to learn. He began helping a single mother by walking her three children to school. He helped care for the kids in the afternoon also, but could not help them with their homework because he never did learn to read. He was Born in 1937  in Arkansas. He went…

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Energy Healer and Coach Dr. Alison J. Kay

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goodology/GP_012_Dr_Alison_J_Kay.output.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDr. Alison J. Kay is an experienced natural healer with a holistic approach towards helping others thrive in mind, body and spirit. She has spent ten years in Asia studying subtle energies, and has twenty years experience working in Yoga, Meditation,…

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Ripple Kindness Project Founder Lisa Currie

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goodology/GP_009_Lisa_Currie_Ripple_Kindness_Project.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPositive stories and people helping others are spreading ripples of kindness throughout the world! Lisa Currie founded Ripple Kindness Project in Australia several years ago. With Ripple Kindness you can share your stories of kindness, read stories of kindness and get ideas…

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