When we look at the world around us and the many problems we face, it’s easy to say to ourselves that I can’t make a difference, that problems such as homelessness are simply too large. It’s also easy to think that we as students, and without a lot of money, can’t make a difference. Well fortunately a young girl from Georgia, Bethany Moultry, has shown us that we can make a difference. Let’s see what is enabling this young girl and her family to help others, and along the way to inspire people from across the country to do the same.
The election of 2020 gives us an opportunity to consider the role of government and politics in our lives, the values of our political system, and our rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Lual Mayen grew up in a refugee camp, and has since founded a gaming company that operates out of Washington DC. With help from organizations, the support of his family and his own hard work, Lual Mayen managed to not only overcome what seems like an impossible situation but to also help others. This is his story.
If you’re a football fan, you may know the name Josh Jacobs. Jacobs played for Alabama, was selected as a first-round pick for the Oakland Raiders and was featured in a Super Bowl commercial. But before he became an NFL superstar, Jacobs was homeless, living with his five siblings and his father in their car. Often unsure of when and what he was going to eat, Jacobs became determined to succeed in life and he chose football as his path.
Gabe Donovan takes on his own health challenges while helping other teens in need through creativity and wisdom.
Can you imagine inviting someone who you met just three days ago to move into your house with you? That’s exactly what nurse Lori Wood of Atlanta, GA. did for Jonathan, a homeless patient of hers in need of help. Jonathan needed a heart transplant, but but did not qualify for it because he had no one to care for him in recovery following the surgery. So, nurse Lori stepped in to adopt Jonathan and to care for him after the surgery, saving Jonathan’s life, and transforming both their hearts.
We’ve all been bullied or made fun of at some point in our lives, and it’s not a good feeling is it? It’s especially difficult to be friendly and kind to someone who has bullied us, or someone else we care about. But today we’re going to take a look at a dad in Texas named Aubrey Fontenot, who challenged his own negative feelings about his son’s bully by reaching out to help the bully instead of being angry with him… and the results were life changing for everybody.
How small acts can make a big difference for ourselves and others.
Denzel Washington gives powerful advice to help nurture the best version of ourselves.