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Good News” articles to provide you with inspiration and hope that there is still good in the world. People from all walks of life are making an impact by doing good, and so can you!

Bronx Public School Music Teacher Wins Music Educator Grammy

Melissa Salguero is the winner of this year’s Grammy Music Educator Award. She teaches music to elementary school kids an hour before school starts in a very engaging and unique way. She has so much love for kids and passion for teaching music that it is clear after watching this video why they want to come to school early to learn from her.

Fitth Graders Started a Book Club for Minority Boys

One fifth grade boy started reading a book suggested by a teacher to help him have a character he could relate to. After other kids started seeing him read the book, they all wanted a copy.  Now they have an official book club that meets a half hour before the first bell rings, and they use books to start “conversations about their own experiences with race, identity and adolescence.”  Click here to read about the whole story.

High School Wrestler with Down Syndrome Goes Undefeated

Cedric Lehky is a high school wrestler with Down Syndrome, but he’s also really really good. He went undefeated this last season and is a source of energy and inspiration for his teammates. His mom, Jeanette Brinkley, says his accomplishments “give hope to any other parent with special needs [children]. He does everything that everyone else would do, and I just never had any expectations that [weren’t] well exceeded…It’s beyond amazing.” See the full story here.

Elementary School Kids Create the Kindness Project

After seeing all the violence on the news and social media, these fifth graders started the Kindness Project, doing small or big acts of kindness for others. “The class chose to give up their Valentine’s Day party and instead donate it to Wichita’s Littlest Heroes, an organization that helps kids with life-threatening medical conditions.” The class is telling people to use the hashtag “#TheRoadToKindness” every time you do a good deed. They also created a list of 100 ways to help spread kindness, “including holding the door open for someone you do not know, writing someone a nice letter and taking out the trash for your family.” Read the full story here.

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