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Inspired by Stars

April 17, 2024

This year, we shared the stories of amazing kids who are making positive change in their communities. These Kids of the Month inspired our readers to take action too—and to tell us about it! Thank you for sharing your service…

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Summer Challenge

April 17, 2024

Each month this school year, we challenged you with a service mission. With summer in our sights, we’ve got one more major challenge: How many acts of service can you accomplish on your summer break? This bingo board includes some…

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Kid of the Week: Kate Carner

April 11, 2024

How did you get the idea for a floating lemonade stand? We used to have a lemonade stand at the end of our street. Then we moved to our houseboat when I was 9. We still wanted a lemonade stand…

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Kid of the Week: Anyendall Chavarría

April 5, 2024

What does being an activist mean? Why did you become one? It means pushing others to take action. I’m looking to help kids
get motivated to take action for
the environment. When I was 4,
I found a plastic bottle at a river…

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Sibling Story

March 14, 2024

Haili Smith, 16, says she and her sibling, Brooke, “have very different tastes in books.” Haili likes spine-tinglers. Brooke, 13, likes fantasy. But they share a belief that kids like to read about characters they can relate to. So, in…

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Mission of the Month: Protect the Planet

March 13, 2024

Join a community of kids who are making the world a better and brighter place. TFK Service Stars know that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Mission of the Month You don’t need to be a superhero…

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Kid of the Week: Thomas Lee

February 29, 2024

What inspired you to take action to help people who are homeless? Mrs. Han, the leader of the Harvard Homeless Mission, told me a very touching story about a homeless man who cried after receiving a care package. When I…

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Kid of the Week: Audrey Zhou

February 20, 2024

Why did you want to volunteer with Melodies for Remedies? I wanted to share my passion for music and serve the community. Music is a healing and therapeutic experience, and I’m blessed to be a part of this experience. I’ve…

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A Place to Play

February 15, 2024

There’s a new place for kids to play in Kennewick, Washington, called Kason’s Korner. It’s named for Kason Creed. He’s the boy who inspired it. Nine-year-old Kason has cerebral palsy. The condition affects his ability to walk, so he uses…

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Mission of the Month: Boost Literacy

February 14, 2024

Join a community of kids who are making the world a better and brighter place. TFK Service Stars know that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Mission of the Month Reading, writing, and speaking are important skills.…

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