Category: WRWKT? What’s Right With Kids Today?
|July 19, 2011||Posted by admin under Eleanor Muzzipapa, make a wish, Starlight Foundation, teens, Tito Jackson, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?, youth|
“All human beings have potiential. In every person I meet or see at school or on the street I can see that potiential. It’s like a spark that goes off in their heartand I always see that.” –Eleanor Muzzipapa
Ask a few 13 year-olds their mission in life you will likely get a range of responses. It would not be unusual to hear a good number of those teens respond with,”I don’t know yet, I am only 13!” But if you were to ask Eleanor Muzzipapa her mission in life, she would be quite clear about it–as a matter of fact, she has already gotten busy achieving it. This Colorado teen from Colorado Springs explains her mission in one short phrase,”Bring Peace To Communites Across The Nation And Worldwide.” She lives with a personal expectation of peace for our world and shared with WRWKT that her greatest hope is, “That everyone will understand that violence won’t be stopped with violence– The only way violence can be stopped is by caring, love,compassion and understanding.” Wise beyond her years, Eleanor will be entering 8th grade this fall and has had lots of practice in practicing these peace principles. She is one of five sisters and has three brothers.
Eleanor is an advocate, messenger, supporter, and caretaker. From as young as age three she began helping with the care of her grandfather and also cared for her younger sister who is autistic. So, it is no surprise that now, at age 13, Eleanor feels the greatest calling to work with the elderly, autistic as well as those in emotional distress. She says she does this because she has “a lot of love, compassion, wisdom, and kindness to give.” Her close relationship with her grandfather allows her to spend time with him listening to his stories about life during WWII and what times were like during the depression. He shares life lessons and one that has really stuck with her is, “You can do anything you want as long as you work hard to get there.”
Eleanor is willing and able to work hard– and she carries a spirit of kindness and volunteerism throughout all parts of her life. at home, school, church and in her community. She is making a difference and she has been recognized for her efforts. She has been awarded a Helping Hand Award, Valuable Leader Award, Outstanding Service Award and Great Kid Award in her 13 short years–so you know this is just the beginning of the terrific contributions she will make in life. This big-hearted teen is a good friend too, she explains, “ I always have people’s backs if they’re getting bullied or they just need someone to talk to I have their back 100%.”
When Eleanor is not swimming, running track, playing her trumpet or hanging out with friends, you may find her on Twitter, Facebook Fan Page or on her website in support of Tito Jackson or her personal website. She is a huge Tito Jackson fan and has such admiration for him and is taken by his kindness. She is a life-long fan of all of the Jacksons and she hopes that she can one day use her gift of writing and singing to “express awareness” to the world and promote her messages of support for those less-fortunate as well as her hope for peace. With a long list of Charities that she supports, Eleanor knows what matters most to her– and she invests her days lifting others up.
She offers her support to:
-HealTheWorld87 From Twitter“You remind me of Princess Diana. You are a great young lady. I wanna be like you when I grow up.”
-KTAJ5678 From Twitter
-Jack5ons_Love From Twitter
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|April 26, 2011||Posted by admin under compassionate kids, Rena Reese, what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
Brian Macdonald, an 18 year old songwriter/singer from Wheaton, Illinois discovered a powerful way to make a difference in the life of his autistic sister Claire. Brian, a senior at Wheaton Academy High School used his passion for music to compose a song for his 21 year old autistic sister Claire who needed some… more
|December 6, 2010||Posted by admin under what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
When the miners in Chile were lifted to freedom, the world got a powerful depiction on TV of just how intricate the rescue mission was. We saw how deep the drill had to plow through the earth to find and rescue the men held captive in the cavern below. We saw how precious any form of communication was to these men and their families above too.
2009 International Science Fair winner Alexander Kendrick is a teen who has developed a device that allows someone to send a transmit from deep underground where cell phone signals are shut out. If you have entered a parking garage to find your call was lost right after taking your automated ticket, you know how that feels. But imagine that you are caving deep underground, injured or lost and had no way to let anyone above know that you needed help.
Not only will Alex’s new texting device help cavers in distress, but it will also help preserve the sensitive eco-systems of caves too by allowing researchers who investigate life in caves to send data without having to actually be in the cave they are investigating.
Alex is just beginning his fabulous work and you will hear his name for sure in the future in the fields of Science and Engineering.
All the best!
Founder, Soul Salon International
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|September 28, 2010||Posted by admin under whats right with kids today, WRWKT, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
Seventeen year old Ike suits up and practices like all players on his football team. His love of football and his dreams of making “the big play” are just as real as his peers. The only difference is that Ike has Downs Syndrome. more
|September 3, 2010||Posted by admin under whats right with kids today, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
After the tournament wrapped up and he was celebrating at the Rivermoor Country Club, one of the club’s pros spotted something in the golfer’s golf bag which would nullify his win. The rigid rules are clear and this teen golfer (unknowingly) was guilty of breaking a rule which would cost him a two stroke penalty. Since that stroke penalty was not indicated on his score card, the score card was wrong. Signing a score card that is incorrect disqualifies a golfer from contention. more
|August 6, 2010||Posted by admin under whats right with kids today, WRWKT, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
Five years ago Alanna Jensen of Tempe, Washington went to a party in Washington State and later discovered her brand new Coach wallet (a Christmas gift from her parents) was missing from her purse. Also inside was the $650 in cash from her newly cashed paycheck and a $50 Christmas check from her Grandma. more
|May 12, 2010||Posted by admin under what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
I love a good viral video. Greyson’s voice quality is terrific and he clearly is destined for some pretty cool things. He is already booked for an appearance on Ellen. Does it get much better? Oh yes, sure, if she leans over into Simon Cowell’s ear on the set of American Idol. The it is straight to the top. more
|May 5, 2010||Posted by admin under Rena Reese, Soul Salon International, what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, wrwkt? rena reese, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
These students were given an assignment in a class to come up with a way to discover if a patient was anemic without using a test that required electricity. So, like kids at a craft table in an elementary art class, the students got busy with a glue gun, plastic containers and lids to turn a salad spinner into a hand-spun centrifuge. more
|March 23, 2010||Posted by admin under center for spiritual living, conversations with God, Deepak chopra, love is all you need, Rena Reese, teaching children peace, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?|
The voice of a child can speak a truth with such resonance that it would make Deepak Chopra proud. Can you imagine how wonderful the future would be if all children were taught this beautiful premise? This segment was inspired by the Conversations with God book series and the Center for Spiritual Living.
All the best!
Rena M. Reese
Founder, Soul Salon International