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On June 16th, nine inmates at Walker State Prison in Georgia proudly donned caps and gowns to receive their associate’s degrees for 60 credit hours of coursework done while incarcerated. Though the ceremony was small, the importance of this milestone cannot be understated. Organized by Georgia State University’s Prison Education Project (PEP), these inmates could …

The Colorado General Assembly recently passed an unprecedented and groundbreaking law that will add state protections for the rights of mustangs and burros to live in their natural habitats, rather than being rounded up. This law is a response to last year’s tragedy when 145 horses died in a holding facility after it was found …

Rebecka Peterson is a math teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma who has taken it upon herself to make learning fun and educational. By creating her blog, “One Good Thing”, she encourages her students to keep a hand-written journal of all the good things that happen each day in the classroom. First Lady Jill Biden honored Rebecka …

It was a dream come true for Lucia Forseth—a California woman who had only recently overcome homelessness. After buying just one Scratchers ticket at a local store in Contra Costa County, she found out that she had won the top prize of $5 million! “I only bought one ticket,” said Forseth. “I closed my eyes …

Twin brothers Davon and Tavon Woods of South Carolina are on a mission to raise awareness for young people growing up in foster care. Through their organization, Foster Kids Matter, the duo is trekking 20 miles in each of the nation’s 50 states to spread their message of hope, courage, and resilience. The twins’ unique …

It was a desperate scene in Hesperia, California when a gust of wind swept away a baby stroller towards the busy street. But Ron Nessman, a homeless good samaritan loitering outside a car wash was quick to react and saved the day. His heroics were even captured by the surveillance camera from the car wash. …

Down Syndrome doesn’t have to mean loneliness. That’s the conclusion one can draw from the remarkable story of Christian Bowers, a young man from Rochester, Minnesota who was in desperate need of friends after completing school and finding that making connections with people his age wasn’t as easy as it had been before. His mother, …

He may be 105 but John Hamilton is still a force to be reckoned with, having celebrated his birthday by breaking a world rowing record and keeping fit in the gym every day. It’s no wonder he’s been dubbed “Britain’s Last Dunkirk Veteran.” John Hamilton was born on the 24th of June 1915 and served …

Geraldine Gimblet had been playing the lottery for years, but she isn’t your typical lucky winner. After her daughter completed her final treatment for breast cancer, Gimblet bought a winning $10 ticket and became an instant millionaire. The 74-year-old woman from Lakeland had devoted her life savings towards helping her daughter battle the disease. The …

Francis Zuber had no idea that his ski trip through Mt. Baker, Washington state, would end with him becoming a hero. But when he spotted a snowboarder completely buried head-first in a massive snow drift, he sprang into action and saved the man’s life. It all started when Zuber was maneuvering around the tops of …