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Peace Posters

Over 49,000 kids and teens across the country are making peace and spreading kindness in creative ways. 

Kelli from New York created The World Peace Mural, a public art project that has inspired more than 400 youth to contribute art, photographs and poetry to a stunning display of unity across continents and languages.

generationOn is proud to partner with Making Caring Common as part of our Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign.

Martin Richard

Article originally posted on TIME magazine's website. 

Bill and Denise Richard are the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who was tragically killed when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Did you know that 58 million children around the world don't get a formal education? Even in the United States, where all kids and teens have access to free education, some are falling behind. 

We're so excited for generationOn ambassador, Gabe Eggerling! The 2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero with a flair for the delightfully dramatic, especially while reading aloud to young children, has successfully translated his talents to the small screen. Just wait to you see his latest project!

I think we all struggle keeping kids' and teens' interest. It's hard to compete with Instagram and Snapchat, especially if the goal is to get kids involved in policy decisions. As an educator, it's up to me to help students become invested in their education and become tomorrow's change-makers. But how do I do that when this generation is interacting differently and using resources we never dreamed of having at their age?

One day after coming home from a soccer tournament, my mom told me that she wanted to get a new dog. I was ecstatic. However, it wasn't a simple love story at first. Although our new dog, Teddy, looked dazzling when he arrived to our home, he had heartworm disease; a disease that is caused from an infected mosquito, which produces larva that grows in the dog's heart, lungs, and surrounding blood vessels. Teddy was in a cage for more than a month being treated.

Did you know that nearly 8 million animals enter animal shelters each year? Unfortunately due to shelter overcrowding, the lack of funding and not enough people interested in animal adoption, nearly 3 million of these animals are euthanized each year. That's a huge problem. Animals, both domesticated and wild, are an important part of our lives and they need our help! 

What is it about movies in the summertime?

Big budget blockbusters with mind-blowing special effects, dinner-and-a-movie dates, and (ooh!) those warm evening outdoor screenings; those are great.

This post was contributed by our own Caroline Henderson.

It's fiinnnaaallllyyy summer! After a long, cold winter, I can honestly say that I'm ready to take advantage of every sunny, warm day that comes along. Last weekend, I sat down with some friends to make a Summer 2015 bucket list. We talked about going to the beach, kayaking and hiking, picnics in the park, long bike rides and free summer concerts in town. What we didn't talk about, however, was service.

Brittany was a child when her mother first encountered a serious problem, how were they going to pay the bills and afford enough food in one of the nation's most expensive states? Luckily, they had help from the Hawaii Food Bank who was there to help fill that gap. 

Do you enjoy filling your brain with knowledge? That's a silly question; of course you do. "Knowledge is power and power is rad." President Barack Obama said that.

Ok-okay, Barack Obama didn't say that. I lied. 

It was Spiderman. 

Regardless of who said it, the fact-of-the-matter is: Knowledge is important.

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