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Thursday, December 12, 2019

When some kids take apart their parent’s things, they get put in timeout. When Aja Capel kept taking apart devices in her home, her parents enrolled the precocious four-year-old in a robotics course at Orpheum Children’s Science Museum.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Within the pages of books, Vance Tomasi finds adventure, knowledge and new worlds. As an avid reader and straight-A student, Vance couldn’t imagine his life without books. While volunteering at a book drive, he discovered there is a direct connection between owning books and performing better in school. And he was dismayed to learn that many children don’t have any books of their own.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

When Caragan Olles fell behind her classmates in elementary school, she’d come home crying and wonder why she wasn’t as smart as other kids.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Samaia’s parents knew their daughter had a big heart. The writing was on the wall, literally. As a child, Samaia scribbled the word “love” everywhere. Helping others and giving back came naturally to her. It was an instinct.

In third grade, she collected cans and bottles to buy shirts for her classmates and teacher. This was how she started the Let Our Voices Echo (LOVE) Project – Syracuse. And once they had their LOVE shirts, Samaia kicked off a park cleanup. She’s continued to lead projects for their community every year since.

Coming together for lives torn apart

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Growing up, Joseph Voynik saw firsthand the challenges of living with a disability in a world designed for able bodies. His mother is paralyzed from the waist down.

“My mom has shown me that patience and perseverance can conquer almost any challenge. I also noticed that people with disabilities often do not have the same opportunities as the able-bodied,” Joseph explained.

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