Archive for Category: Kids Volunteer

“Tossed” But Not Forgotten: Sculpture Contest Turns Trash to Art

Kids in Benton County and Washington County 4H clubs did their part for planet earth by participating in the “Tossed” sculpture contest at the Benton County and Washington County Fairs. First, kids picked up litter in the community. Then they repurposed the trash by creating unique works of art...

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Green Kids: Crayola Marker ColorCycle Program

By Renee Durham • Official Kids Mag All you kids know about Crayola markers, and how great they are to color with. But what happens to them when they run out of color or dry up? Do you throw them in the trash? We know you like to be good...

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Kindness Rules! It’s Contagious.

Kindness Rules! How are your kindness skills? Do you look for chances to do something nice for others? Doing things for others makes you feel good inside.    Did you know doing something nice for someone can make you feel stronger and have more energy? And kindness is contagious;...

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Green Kids: Taking Care of Planet Earth

By Karen Rice • Official Kids Mag We’re talking a lot about outer space in this issue, but what about the planet we call home? We know some kids who are exploring new ways to take care of our very own planet Earth! Kids from 4H clubs in Northwest...

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Leaving No Trace: Reducing Your Impact on the Outdoors

Bigfoot’s been doing it for years: hulking around in the backcountry and leaving no trace for people to find. Rob Stephens wants to encourage kids and their adults to be more like Bigfoot. Rob is a volunteer, educator and Arkansas State Advocate with the Leave No Trace organization. “Leave No...

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Kid Hero on Duty: Julianna’s Adventures at the Boys & Girls Club

Julianna, an 11 year old, 5th grade student of Branson Elementary has been a kid hero and member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks since she was seven years old. She attends the Club as a ‘tween’ member where she participates in fun activities and programs...

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Kid Hero Ruby Kate Chitsey: A Super Power Called Kindness

Ruby Kate Chitsey started a movement that’s taken the world by storm—or you could say, by heart. It’s called Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents. The amazing 11-year-old kid hero from Harrison, Arkansas wants to do good, and she’s raised nearly $250,000 through her GoFundMe campaign and charity Facebook page...

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