Category 'For Young Heroes'


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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Celebrating Summer Sparks!

When you think “summer” you likely think of long lazy days… maybe it puts you in mind of holiday beaches, or fun family camping, or perhaps it simply signals it’s time to shed your winter layers and savor the warm weather. But when you’re a parent, summer can also bring challenges, including a chorus of…

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Let’s Double Down on Goodness

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. That’s why we need to double down on goodness. Each of us has that power.  Even if we don’t remember that,…

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Outstanding Young Leaders — Introducing The 2017 Barron Prize Winners

Real heroes are those who overcome obstacles to make real, positive changes in the world. Their stories help to inspire us with evidence of the power of people just like ourselves who have worked to change things for the better. For over 15 years the Barron Prize has celebrated heroic young people, and this year…

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