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Siblings Stuck In The Foster Care System Find Beautiful Ways To Get Back Together

Because of organizations like these, siblings who would never be able to see each other otherwise get to spend time together.

Thanks to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, kids like Tyrese and Lanae are more likely to succeed in school and in life.

98% of kids in the NYC program were promoted to the next grade; 97% of high school seniors graduated while only 61% of NYC seniors graduated from high school; and 86% of those who graduated were accepted into college.


January is National Mentoring Month, which means that its never been more important to think about kids who need a mentoring influence in their lives. If you want to sponsor a brother or sister, you really should.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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