Heard of the ripple effect? These young people are proof that good can just keep growing.

"Throw your heart out in front of you and run ahead to catch it."

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"My experience has made me appreciate the power of the ripple effect."

We've all experienced the ripple effect. You throw a pebble into a pond and then watch as that single small action creates wider and wider waves throughout the water. That one small pebble becomes the source of a much broader outcome.

In this inspiring speech, narrator Neha Gupta explains that one person, no matter how small, can effect widespread change in the same way as a small pebble in a pond. She and the other students featured in the video below are working to make the world a better place and encourage other youth to do the same.

"Convert your empathy into action and then let those actions ripple out."

When the small pebble you throw into a pond is actually an act of kindness, how far can the ripples go?

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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