Play is one of the best ways for young people to develop life skills, push themselves outside their comfort zones, and excel!

Here are a few stores of incredible programs teaching young people through the lens of play! Whether they are learning to code, solving world peace, or building community through skateboarding, these young people prove fun could be our greatest teacher.

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The Unexpected Ways Surfing is Helping Youth Heal

35 minutes

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By Sam Burns

Life is tough, but it's a whole lot easier when we're around people who share similar experiences in a no pressure environment. Waves for Change is one of the organizations out there harnessing the power of sport and play to create environments where children are able to open up and heal!
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Skateboarding for Peace in Afghanistan

27 minutes

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By Dr. Lynda

The most remarkable innovations often happen with sweeping speed, when someone puts things together in a novel way. See how amazing hope and education have lurched forward through skateboarding in Afghanistan!
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4th Graders Can Solve World Peace! Can We?

23 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

What if we all have the innate skills to solve some of the world's most intractable problems, when we are in the 4th grade? Take a look at this bit of wonder!
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Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

17 minutes

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By Dr. Lynda

Who do you picture when you think of a computer programmer, game designer, IT professional? Not a woman of color? Let Kimberly Bryant inspire you!
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Stamford Peace Project: Classroom, Community and the Potential of Youth Sports

17 minutes

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By Dr. Lynda

What would our schools look like if we made the most of the amazing untapped potential involving 45 million kids? There is a model for an entirely fresh approach to all youth athletics that would ensure students would leave the system at any level, with a remarkable toolbox of coping skills, character assets, and academic strength to access for the rest of their lives. Now here's what innovation looks like at its best!
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Changing Lives in South Africa…with Skateboards?

13 minutes

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By Sam Burns

A community grows stronger when the people are able to come together. In 2001, Indigo Skate Camp opened in rural South Africa and has since created new camps in neighboring towns. Join us today to see the awesome effect that this has made in their communities!
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How the Jump Rope Became an Elite Sport and a Symbol of Community

17 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Double dutch may be one of the most underrated sports out there. These young athletes combine football star levels of footwork with the flexibility of gymnasts and the speed of sprinters. Better yet, they are a part of a community built to give them the support and love they need. Now this is inspiring!
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Dancin Power

5 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!
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Problem-Solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

10 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!
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