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29Nov 19
Celebrities helping immigrants

Celebrities helping immigrants

How are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds helping immigrant children? As of September 4th, 2019, they donated $1 million to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. This organization fights for the rights of immigrant children who have migrated to the U.S. They arrive in the states on their own. Or are separated from their…

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30Nov 19

What Is Girls Garage?

Girls Garage was founded by Emily Pilloton. The program encourages girls ages 9-17 to develop STEM careers. Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is helping through…

30Nov 19

Rescuing animals after Hurricane Dorian

A major hurricane caused destruction in the Bahamas in August 2019. Doug Thron, a California cinematographer, used his drone in September to film the devastated islands. He also located stranded…

30Nov 19

Improving quality of life with a bike ride

Seniors of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, are getting a ride around the community. On bikes. These special bikes are pedaled by a “pilot”. Riders sit up front on a two-wheeled chair. The…

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The No Barriers series profiles nearly 100 individuals with disabilities who found success in all kinds of professions and pursuits. These include people from history and the present, and from countries around the world. Each title features a diverse selection of 12 men and women, focusing on their challenges and contributions as adventurers, artists, athletes, business leaders, entertainers, members of the media, politicians, and scientists.

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