Monthly Archives: March 2009

Winnie Phan

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Winnie Phan, 16, educates kids on the importance of staying in school.”] Winnie Phan grew up in a troubled home. Her parents didn’t support her education or give her the opportunities other kids her age enjoyed. By … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Social reformers, Stereotype busters, Under 20 | 25 Comments

Andrew McMahon

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon started a foundation to raise awareness for cancer research.”] He hustled for years with his band and it finally paid off. Andrew McMahon and his band Jack’s Mannequin had embarked on their … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainer | 65 Comments

Kelly Evans

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Kelly Evans, 23, reports on the economy for the Wall Street Journal.”] Like many families, Kelly Evans’ considered talking about money taboo. To them, financial news seemed lofty and inaccessible. Fast-forward to 2009 and you’ll find her … Continue reading

Posted in Youngest in the class | 131 Comments

McKay Hatch

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”McKay Hatch, 16, encourages children and adults to avoid using profanity.”] &*$%! Yup, it’s pretty common to hear four-letter words in school hallways. Some kids want to be cool by cussing like their friends. Some hear it … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Stereotype busters, Under 20 | 91 Comments

Dwyane Wade

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”NBA star Dwyane Wade is the national spokesman for National Recess Week.”] You already know him as an NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist. You already know that Dwyane Wade still gets up after falling down seven … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing talents, Athletes, Community contributors, Olympics, Unsung hero | 19 Comments