Category 'For Young Heroes'


Giving Hope and Giving Back

It takes a community to make a difference. I am pleased to announce the winners of the Giving Hope for the Holidays Charity Contest.

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I believe passionately in the power that young people have to change the narrative of the future, and the most powerful step adults can make towards a better tomorrow is to foster that hope and drive in our young people. Making sure our kids know the stories of our world’s authentic heroes, those people who…

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Giving Hope for the Holidays
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Congratulations to 2020’s Barron Prize Winners!

Each year, the Barron Prize awards outstanding young people whose personal stories and service work act as an inspiration example of the power we all have to make the world better. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the prize, which has honored over 500 amazing young heroes over its lifetime. I invite you to take…

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Celebrating Everyday Heroes

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that we are surrounded by heroes? The heroic people around us may not have super powers — at least, not the kind that allows them to read minds or leap tall buildings — but the qualities they possess and the powers they have to do good…

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Heroes Every Day

Heroes Every Day

July 6, 2020 | Under For Young Heroes | Posted by | 7 Comments
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Merlin’s Guide to Living Your Best Life

Back in 2018 I wrote a blog post which began, “These are dark times. In our country and our world, we’re surrounded by divisiveness, greed, mean-spiritedness, hatred, cynicism, fear, and rage. So much so, the darkness sometimes threatens to cover us all in shadows.” And truly, these words seem more fitting now than they did…

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Each year, The Barron Prize celebrates outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. These inspiring, public-spirited young people from across North America are doing amazing work for their communities and the environment. I am deeply inspired by the work of these young people,…

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Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Courage

Merlin has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. Though he may be but a mythical being to some, and a great character in an epic story for many more, after 12 books devoted to his life and the telling of his story, he is truly much more than that for…

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Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Hope

Hope requires courage. Darkness, despair, anger, destruction—the images of these things feature daily in our media. No matter where we look, we’re met with images that leave us questioning. We’re left feeling hopeless, without options or solutions to the things that plague us. The many enemies that challenge our hope—doubt, fear, sorrow—bind together with our…

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