The negative 24-hour news cycle does a pretty poor job handling our faith in the next generation, but our experience at tells us otherwise. One of the easiest topics to search, verify and write about includes the “good news” stories we’ve done about teens who are innovators and compassionate thought leaders. These 4 are just a few among many. Enjoy and be inspired!

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One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

18 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.
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17 Year Old is Still Changing Lives

37 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Do we have to know we are dying to start living? Meet Zach Sobiech and learn why his song "Clouds" became #1 on iTunes, and much more!
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The Bartz Brothers’ Snow Sculptures

14 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Today on EWC we look at the Bartz brothers, who took it upon themselves to build giant snow sculptures in their yard for fun, plus a bonus interview with one of the boys!
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Malala Yousafza: A Hero for Humankind

34 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Here's a hero for the ages, teaching us "Fierce Compassion". Turns out we don't have to be a doormat. We can stand our ground fiercely, while still having empathy and compassion for those who seek to limit the world.
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