Girl Scouts Sell Cookies & Build Basketball Courts!
Girl Scouts are on a mission to make the world a better place. 16-year-old, Claire Dundee's, latest project has done just that. In search of a project to complete for her final and highest honor as a Girl Scout, the Girl Scout Gold Award, Claire wanted to do something that really made an impact on lives.
When learning about a local domestic violence shelter, and the fact that most kids living there can't go outside for security reasons, she decided that she was going to something special for them. Door of Hope is a transitional apartment complex for women and children who have been left homeless as a result of domestic violence. The 18 children who reside there rarely play outside the complex, but now they can... thanks to Claire! She raised enough money to build a basketball court on the secluded front yard of the complex. She even helped build it. This court is their private refuge, their daily release, a place one can play in safety!
This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Inclusion Films. To see more teens changing the world, checkout the HooplaHa YouTube page.
Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.
One very uplifting young man knows the power of a high five. When Jeremy Grace noticed a friend was having a bad day, he flipped up his hand and gave her a high five. Noticing the positive effect it had on her mood, he decided to give out high fives all day... starting the Up High Movement!
At age 35, Cassie Camilo needed to make a life changing and heartbreaking decision. The loss of her Mom, a divorce, and financial dire straits left her with only one option… to leave her 2 small children behind in her homeland of Brazil and move to the United States of America in hopes to find a better life for her family.
Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.
What's more fun than watching a fashion show? How about a fashion show featuring incredibly cute dogs??
Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.
The inaugural Universal FanCon (FanCon) is the first large-scale, 24-hour, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, the true needs of those who love pop culture and a celebration of the differences that make us strong. Hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2018, FanCon's mission is to create a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections and experiences through fan-centric parties, programs, panels and partners.
BalletNext's search for innovation led the New York City-based company and its Artistic Director Michele Wiles to a first-of-its-kind production, a ballet called "Follin."