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This Teacher Uses Dance To Keep His Virtual Students Engaged In Class

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This Teacher Uses Dance To Keep His Virtual Students Engaged In Class

Dance, dance education!  Educator and philanthropist, Azel Prather, has his students dancing in their seats - literally. In a post that’s gone viral on Instagram, the PreK and Kindergarten teacher shows off his students moves following their exercise class. He wrote that he uses music and dance to keep the students engaged.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Azel Prather Jr. (@hail_zel) Prather told Because Of Them We Can, 'We do our dance party at the end our our workouts. Kids want to be in class because they know it’s fun. They know we get to dance, be shown...

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Texas Teen Raises Thousands To Help Homeless Children Celebrate Christmas

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Texas Teen Raises Thousands To Help Homeless Children Celebrate Christmas

He has a heart of gold! A Texas teen raised money this year to make sure homeless children celebrate Christmas, WSBTV reports.  Jaxson Turner has always been a little budding philanthropist. It all began one year on his birthday when he decided he wanted to feed the homeless instead of receive birthday gifts. Since then, the 13-year-old has regularly continued his charitable efforts, creating a nonprofit to house his work, the Never 2 Young 2 Care (N2Y2C) charity. This year, the Texas native has continued his initiatives, choosing to focus on spreading holiday cheer, raising nearly $6000 to help 61 homeless children celebrate Christmas. Jaxson...

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Pixar Animator Frank Abney Debuted His Short Film 'Canvas' on Netflix And It's Caught The Internet's Heart

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Pixar Animator Frank Abney Debuted His Short Film 'Canvas' on Netflix And It's Caught The Internet's Heart

He's drawing our stories to life! Pixar animator, Frank Abney, debuted his short film Canvas on Netflix on Dec. 11. It features Black people with expertly crafted textured curls and a story about overcoming grief we can all relate to. Abney who was also an executive producer on Matthew Cherry's award-winning short film Hair Love has been working to get this project live for five years. Two years ago, he teased one of the first animations from the film, which went viral. He then created a Kickstarter campaign, which received more than $62,000 from 38 backers - over $20,000 than its initial goal...

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Inmates at Soledad State Prison Raised More Than $30,000 For High School Student In Need

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Inmates at Soledad State Prison Raised More Than $30,000 For High School Student In Need

More reasons why we need restorative justice! Inmates at Soledad State Prison raised more than $30,000 for a high school student in need, CNN reports.  California's Soledad State prison is home to the state's largest concentration of men serving life behind bars. Seven years ago, the prison's Correctional Training Facility (CTF) partnered with Palma School, a prep school for boys in Salinas, California, to create a reading group to bring the men and high school students together to learn about each other and develop an understanding. Since then, the group has become more than just a place for sharing knowledge and stories...

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Guy Stanley Philoche Spent More Than $65,000 On Local Art To Support Artists During Pandemic

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Guy Stanley Philoche Spent More Than $65,000 On Local Art To Support Artists During Pandemic

This is how you build up a community! A popular New York artist spent more than $65,000 on local art to support artists during the pandemic, Blavity reports. Guy Stanley Philoche is a New York-based artist who's had global success, even securing his work in wealthy celebrities' homes. When the pandemic hit, crippling the arts community, Philoche decided to do what he can to help those struggling, inspired by the challenges a friend was facing after having a child and being laid off.  "I told him, 'Don't worry, we're New Yorkers. We've been through 9.11, the blackout, the market crash, we've got...

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