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iridessence:

astrodidact:

People need to know about Cayden. Really proud of these kids that do very grown up things. The level of humanity he displays at the age of 8 should be commended. 
8-Year-Old Raises Thousands of Dollars to Pay Off Past Due Lunch Accounts of Classmates
Let it never be said that even young children can’t see injustice in the world, nor are they powerless to do anything about it.
When 8-year-old Cayden Taipalus saw that some of this fellow classmates at school were forced to forgo hot meals because their lunch account balances had dipped into the negative, he came home upset. His school’s policy was to allow students to go $5 into the negative before replacing their regular hot meals with cheese sandwiches and milk, according to Tom Gould, director of public relations for the Howell Public School District where Cayden attends.

“Like a lot of districts, we use accounts where parents add money to their students’ accounts,” Gould said, explaining that parents are notified when their child has a negative balance. [source]

But it’s a problem that faces many students, with some children’s parents unable to afford to ever get them out of the negative. When he got home from school that day, he told his mother that he felt like it was unfair that some kids weren’t being served hot meals and instead had to eat cheese sandwiches because their lunch accounts had no money in them.

“I just want to make kids have a better lunch,” he told TODAY.com.

So he decided to do something about it. First, he and his mom began to collect empty bottles and cans and exchanging them as part of a recycling program. That got him about $64, and bought about 150 lunches. Pretty impressive for an 8-year-old, but Cayden was just warming up.
After he got a little local press for his act of kindness, people began contacting his family asking what they could do to help. Seeing an opportunity to make a bid difference, he started a campaign on an online fundraising site that got money to put towards his schools lunch program. The dollars began pouring in.
Hundreds of people from across the United States and abroad have donated, pitching in a staggering $10,800 to the cause so far. That’s enough money to pay for well over 4,000 school lunches. Cheese sandwiches will be a distant memory. Cayden probably just got a lot more friends around the school yard.
Clearly the project has outgrown it’s original purpose, so instead of calling it a day, Cayden and his mother have begun going to other schools to pay off their account balances too. Cayden says his goal is to raise enough money to help all students in his county.

Mother and son returned to two other schools last week to pay off lunch accounts, and will visit three more this week to spend the funds they’ve collected so far onFundRazr. They plan on adding extra funds to each overdue account, ensuring those students can get hot lunches for days to come. [source]

Cayden may be the youngest, but he makes up a growing trend of people who have tackled the problem of unpaid lunch accounts. After several stories recently revealed schools withholding food from kids who could not afford lunch and in one case even throwing out the food the children had already been served hundreds of individuals across the country have made contributions to their school districts in order to never allow a child to go hungry or be shamed because his or her parents didn’t pay their lunch bill.
http://iacknowledge.net/8-year-old-raises-thousands-of-dollars-to-pay-off-past-due-lunch-accounts-of-classmates/


;~; little babies changing the world

iridessence:

astrodidact:

People need to know about Cayden. Really proud of these kids that do very grown up things. The level of humanity he displays at the age of 8 should be commended. 

8-Year-Old Raises Thousands of Dollars to Pay Off Past Due Lunch Accounts of Classmates

Let it never be said that even young children can’t see injustice in the world, nor are they powerless to do anything about it.

When 8-year-old Cayden Taipalus saw that some of this fellow classmates at school were forced to forgo hot meals because their lunch account balances had dipped into the negative, he came home upset. His school’s policy was to allow students to go $5 into the negative before replacing their regular hot meals with cheese sandwiches and milk, according to Tom Gould, director of public relations for the Howell Public School District where Cayden attends.

“Like a lot of districts, we use accounts where parents add money to their students’ accounts,” Gould said, explaining that parents are notified when their child has a negative balance. [source]

But it’s a problem that faces many students, with some children’s parents unable to afford to ever get them out of the negative. When he got home from school that day, he told his mother that he felt like it was unfair that some kids weren’t being served hot meals and instead had to eat cheese sandwiches because their lunch accounts had no money in them.

“I just want to make kids have a better lunch,” he told TODAY.com.

So he decided to do something about it. First, he and his mom began to collect empty bottles and cans and exchanging them as part of a recycling program. That got him about $64, and bought about 150 lunches. Pretty impressive for an 8-year-old, but Cayden was just warming up.

After he got a little local press for his act of kindness, people began contacting his family asking what they could do to help. Seeing an opportunity to make a bid difference, he started a campaign on an online fundraising site that got money to put towards his schools lunch program. The dollars began pouring in.

Hundreds of people from across the United States and abroad have donated, pitching in a staggering $10,800 to the cause so far. That’s enough money to pay for well over 4,000 school lunches. Cheese sandwiches will be a distant memory. Cayden probably just got a lot more friends around the school yard.

Clearly the project has outgrown it’s original purpose, so instead of calling it a day, Cayden and his mother have begun going to other schools to pay off their account balances too. Cayden says his goal is to raise enough money to help all students in his county.

Mother and son returned to two other schools last week to pay off lunch accounts, and will visit three more this week to spend the funds they’ve collected so far onFundRazr. They plan on adding extra funds to each overdue account, ensuring those students can get hot lunches for days to come. [source]

Cayden may be the youngest, but he makes up a growing trend of people who have tackled the problem of unpaid lunch accounts. After several stories recently revealed schools withholding food from kids who could not afford lunch and in one case even throwing out the food the children had already been served hundreds of individuals across the country have made contributions to their school districts in order to never allow a child to go hungry or be shamed because his or her parents didn’t pay their lunch bill.

http://iacknowledge.net/8-year-old-raises-thousands-of-dollars-to-pay-off-past-due-lunch-accounts-of-classmates/

;~; little babies changing the world

Posted 6 days ago / 13,116 notes / Via: cricketbug

policymic:

American Indian Rapper SupaMan was just named as an MTV Artist of the Week

The news: Christian Parrish Takes the Gun. Remember his name.

The Apsáalooke American Indian hails from the Crow Nation Reservation near Billings, Mont., and on March 21, the MTV Iggy blog named him Artist of the Week from among hundreds of competitors.

What makes him special? Well, he raps under the name “SupaMan,” he sings, he makes crazy drum loops, he’s a champion powwow fancy dancer and sometimes, if you’re lucky, he does all four at the same time.

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edukaition:

hisnamewasbeanni:

ethan-lawson-wate:

#Elle Woods taught me how to be a woman

Oh Warner, if only there was somebody out there who loved you.

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classroomcollective:

Autism Meltdowns

classroomcollective:

Autism Meltdowns

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femfreq:

Contrary to popular belief, feminists have always had a sharp sense of humor.

femfreq:

Contrary to popular belief, feminists have always had a sharp sense of humor.

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[skips formalities] THEY’RE MARRIED 

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hisnamewasbeanni:

vwalker:

geardrops:

fastcompany:

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

it’s so cute i want an army of them

!!! Can you imagine this for kids with writing disabilities??? They could type out their paper/answers/thoughts/whatever on their iPad, and just print right then. Staple their answers right to a worksheet (or print right on the worksheet??). No bulking tech, no sending them on a wild goose hunt for an open computer in a lab, or halfway across the school to spend 20 minutes getting their laptop to print, etc….

Oh my god
vwalker
you’re brilliant.

hisnamewasbeanni:

vwalker:

geardrops:

fastcompany:

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

it’s so cute i want an army of them

!!! Can you imagine this for kids with writing disabilities??? They could type out their paper/answers/thoughts/whatever on their iPad, and just print right then. Staple their answers right to a worksheet (or print right on the worksheet??). No bulking tech, no sending them on a wild goose hunt for an open computer in a lab, or halfway across the school to spend 20 minutes getting their laptop to print, etc….

Oh my god
vwalker
you’re brilliant.
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twitterthecomic:


"daddy where do babies come from" "we just don’t know, sweetie…*peers through blinds, the sky is dark with babies* "…we just don’t know"
— Horton Atonto (@crushingbort)
February 28, 2013

This tumblr is awesome!

twitterthecomic:

This tumblr is awesome!

Posted 1 week ago / 73 notes / Via: leadingtone

gestopft:

The Woman Behind The Romantic Movement

Paid My Dues, Volume 1, Issue 5, 1975


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