Being a cool kid can sometimes mean popularity, but it can also mean doing something great for others. Ryan Teng, a sophomore at Beckman High School, started “No-Limitz Tennis” located in Irvine that teaches special needs kids how to serve and hit tennis balls. Ryan says that he wants to provide a safe, judgement free zone, and secure environment where kids can be themselves, relax, and just have a good time! Sharing your special talent with other kids is definitely being a cool kid.
Do you know a cool kid who has made a difference in their community or another child’s life? Let us know, and we will feature them in our Random Act of Kid-ness blog! Read full article here.
As the holiday’s approach, we often find ourselves thinking about the family gatherings and tables filled with homemade, delicious entrees that leave us smiling and going back for seconds or even thirds. At Scranton High School, located in Pennsylvania, more than 180 community members, including seven-year-old Brendan Hauser, help package 10,000 chicken noodle soup meals to feed those less fortunate than he, and children struggling with hunger throughout the Scranton neighborhood. The soups will be sent to the following organizations, Friends of the Poor and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
If you know someone who has altruistically given back to their community, please let us know and we would love to feature them in our next Act of Kid-ness Blog! To read the entire article, click here.
Toddlers and teens excitedly celebrate at a party in Calaway Park organized by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. More than 300 kids helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help injured children in their community! Together they will be celebrating this incredible achievement with games, prizes, and awards.
The foundation will announce “The Hero Award,” which is a “heartwarming distinction granted to a Kids Helping Kids participant who exemplifies a sense of community.” At the Zimmer Children’s Museum we love to see our toddlers, teens, and even parents involved in contributing to their community. If your child, or someone you know has inspired those around him/her in their community, let us know and we can feature them in our Act of Kid-ness blog!