|November 17, 2011||be the change, kids with character, overcoming adversity, teens, whats right with kids today, WRWKT|
Most teens (and adults) prefer to process the adversity in life in private venues. The smaller things, like zits, a less than stellar report card or a fallout with a friend are often things we deal with privately or with trusted people in our inner circle. It is this truth that makes this lovely video… more
|May 17, 2012||Posted by admin under inspiration, kids with character|
Rockville High School students Chloe Thomas and Joseph Broussard are two examples of what is right with kids today. Both, for different reasons exemplify the very best in people. Chloe is proactive, courageous, funny, open-hearted and trusting… Joseph is classy, kind, compassionate and sincere, and so many other things too.
This piece done by Laura Evans of Fox 5 News DC will warm your heart, probably make you cry some happy tears and confirm that there is a lot right with kids today!
Watch Chloe ask Joseph to the prom:
Watch Joseph’s response here:
|January 29, 2012||Posted by admin under be the change, compassionate kids, Rena Reese, Soul Salon International, the soul salon|
This gifted child is speaking of a community she will create when she grows up. She is a great example of why we can breathe with ease as we think about the world that today’s youth will create when they are adults. This child, speaks from the heart and so compassionately that you know she will find a way to create her vision one day. If you think her business model is elementary or flawed check out these sites that are doing exactly what she envisions.
Charles Eisenstein - http://sacred-economics.com/
Bill Kauth - http://www.sacredlifeboats.com/gift-community.html
There is so much that is 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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|July 15, 2011||Posted by admin under Soul Salon International, teens, whats right with kids today, youth|
Marshall introduced a “drug cocktail” that creates a super-mix which will actually seek to correct the genetic defect which results in CF. His research not only more
|June 5, 2011||Posted by admin under envoronmentalists, what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT|
We have often heard it said that if you have a problem that baffles adults, ask some children to solve it. Concord Hill School students did just that. This group of second graders from Chevy Chase, MD entered and won Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, solving their school’s “environmental problem.” This small group of 13 second graders figured out that about 60 cars were burning gasoline at about six gallons per hour while waiting in the carpool lane. Not only did they more
|May 27, 2011||Posted by admin under inspiration, kids helping animals, kids with character, whats right with kids today, WRWKT|
Dominic Geragi is one of the planet’s youngest environmentalists and animal activists. This seven year old wonder boy has used many modes of communication and activism to make a difference in the lives of animals living on and around various continents. Among those are a video tweet to President Obama requesting that we stop drilling for oil in the gulf, emails to educate fisherman about saving the seals and he has even used YouTube as avenue to inspire people to respect nature and the animals who share the environment with us.
You can read more about this fabulous kid making a difference in his local community and our global community to creatures with legs, fins, flippers and wings at Kids Are Heroes.
All the best!
Rena M. Reese
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Founder, Soul Salon International
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|May 1, 2011||Posted by admin under kids helping animals, what's right with kids today? Rena Reese, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, you tube|
Two abandoned bunnies were found April 17 and it was obvious that one of the bunnies, Joe was born a paraplegic. The tenacious little critter was able to get around, but more