Archive for Category: Kid Heroes

Komen Kids

Kid heroes raise funds for a cure By Dave Woods • dwoods@officialkidsmag.com Kari N., a breast cancer survivor, calls her son, Charles, an “old soul.” “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer before I was born,” the 9-year-old Bentonville fourth grader told me. “I really feel lucky she did survive...

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A Good Kid

Kid hero talks about importance of community service, volunteering By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Ryan Durby’s interest in volunteering and community service started at an early age. “I guess it was cancer,” the 10-year-old Owl Creek Elementary fifth grader explained. “I was diagnosed when I was four-years...

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Kid heroes come in all kinds

No bad days Kid ambassador leads by example Special to Official Kids Mag * Photos by Beth Hall Evan Lee, never meets a stranger. From the moment you see him, his bright smile, positive personality and bright green walker instantly draw you into conversation with him. Before you know...

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It’s never too early’

Kid Heroes volunteer at NWA Food Bank to learn, earn War Eagle credit By Dave Woods | Official Kids Mag Jasmin Henry knows that people are going without food in Northwest Arkansas. That’s one reason she volunteers at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. “People having enough food is a...

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Making a Difference

Kid Heroes make a difference for local organizations By Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com Bella and Brooke Pierce started volunteering at an early age. The two sisters from Rogers show no sign of slowing down their community involvement any time soon. “So far I’ve volunteered at the animal shelter,” Bella, a...

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Normal Kid Fighting the Fight

Beau Lovell probably doesn’t think of himself as a hero. The 11-year-old sixth grader at Randall G. Lynch Middle School in Farmington is humble when he talks about raising money for the JDRF and raising awareness of juvenile diabetes, its causes and the search for a cure. The JDRF,...

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Getting His Eagle, on the Mind of One Young Scout

Joseph Trenton Parks is happy he joined Cub Scouts. J.T. as he is called, joined the scouts when he was a first grader. He’s now a fifth grader at Cedar Ridge Intermediate in Branson. He’s as happy with scouting as ever. “I like doing good deeds and helping other...

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Blessing Bags… One Kid’s Way to Help Out

Maija Ruth is just getting started helping out in her community. “I’ve been volunteering a year,” the 8-year-old, who attends Owl Creek Elementary in Fayetteville, said. “My mom and dad started making Blessing Bags. I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ They started telling me about it. I was...

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Disney Grant Helps Local Kid Help Others

When you talk to Alex Reynolds, you understand he is serious about public service. “It isn’t that hard to start taking initiative and volunteering,” he said. “It’s easy to work for your community and it’s a good way to show that you care for people.” Alex, 11, goes to...

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A Tough Team to Beat

Riley Ford’s motivation for volunteering for the Make a Wish Foundation is simple. She just wants to help. “I just like to know that other kids are having fun,” the 8-year-old, who attends Holcomb Elementary in Fayetteville, said. “I like taking their minds off being sick.” Riley, who started...

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