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Kids Making a Difference: Alex Hart-Upendo, Founder of Build-A-Bow

  Alex Hart-Upendo is no stranger to fashion or business. At 12 years old, the Racine resident has got a keen sense for both.  “I was bullied in school and called a ‘nerd’ and ‘dork’ and that made me think of a how a nerd is pictured wearing glasses and a bow tie. I saw […]

Kids Making a Difference: Khloe Thompson, Founder of Khloe Kares

Khloe founded Khloe Kares to help homeless women and has sewn and distributed more than 4,000 tote bags filled with toiletries and essentials. She began her work as an 8-year-old after passing the same homeless people on her walk to school each day. We are thrilled to have Khloe as our Wonder Crate Kid of […]

Kids Making a Difference: Liv Van Ledtje, Founder of LivBits

Liv is an 11 year old that loves sharks and hopes someday to be an ichthyologist. She is a lover of books, ballet and an advocate for digital citizenship and student voice on social media. She uses Instagram, Vimeo, and Twitter to share her passions through positive social media posts. She is also an ambassador […]

Kids Making a Difference: Maria Keller, Founder of Read Indeed

Read Indeed was founded in 2009 by book enthusiast Maria Keller when she was 8 years old. Since its inception, this youth-driven organization has collected and gifted more than 2.6 MILLION books to children in need. Today, the organization is overseen by college student Maria Keller, with her 14-year-old brother, Ryan, now at the helm—collecting […]

5 Children’s Books To Build Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilience is not something children have or don’t have, but rather something that they can learn. Children face varying degrees of difficulties on a regular basis, like learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike and read a book. Do your children say “I am not […]

7 Children’s Books To Build Confidence

Helping our children build confidence is a tricky thing. It’s not something we can teach, in the same way we teach our kids to ride a bike or tie their shoes. It’s something that each person needs to find for themselves, and it’s not something that happens all at once. It builds over time as […]