We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. $15 a month cell phone plan. Pay off 68K in debt. Good samaritan gets rewarded. Donating blood to save babies. Job security. Teen gets into 20 colleges. Yolanda Renee King. Moments from March for Our Lives. Protest. Parkland Students Rally Against Gun Violence. Scholarships: fastweb.com. Waitress wins scholarship for kindness. Generation Z and guns. Dignity. 14 acts of kindness. Best jobs for 2018.

The veterans page: Veterans Day. A surprised 8-year-old. Honoring heroic dog. Honorably discharged veterans shop tax-free. Forever GI Bill. Father takes care of 4 children. Integrate Marine Training? Robotic legs. Costs of war. Saluting a fallen soldier. 300K Lotto winner. Vets and painkillers. Vet resources. Grandmother of veteran's family deported. Housing the homeless. Veteran finds healing through adopting a cat. Wounded Marines help others.

Empowering students to fulfill their dreams through education.

Friday, June 1, 2018

A Good Deed Gets Rewarded

J'Mmar Coleman probably wasn't thinking of a reward when he helped a man who had just wrecked his car, but karma does happen. Migos Rapper Offset, Cardi B's Fiance, Buys Good Samaritan A Car For Helping Him After Accident appeared in Good Morning America and Yahoo! News. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Making a Difference

As a boy, James Harrison received 13 units of blood during a surgery. It may have saved his life. Since then he has made it his life's mission to help others by donating blood. For Six Decades, ‘the Man with the Golden Arm’ Donated Blood — and Saved 2.4 Million Babies appeared in MSN News and The Washington Post.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Job Security

If job security is important to you, here are the jobs with the most job security. The 30 Jobs with the Best (and Worst) Job Security also shows the job's unemployment rate, how many are in the labor force, median annual wage, projected job growth, and entry level education needed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Texas Teen Gets Into 20 Colleges

"Micheal Brown, 17, is a senior at Lamar High School in Houston. He got into Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Georgetown."

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Martin Luther King's Granddaughter Speaks at Rally

"My grandfather had a dream that his four little children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream that enough is enough. That this should be a gun-free world. Period." -- Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King at the "March for Our Lives." 

Yolanda Renee King, Granddaughter of MLK Jr., Shares Her Dream at "March for Our Lives" appeared on CBS News.

March For Our LIves Moments

"Six minutes and about 20 seconds," Parkland survivor, Emma Gonz lez, said, after breaking a six minute and twenty second silence to mark the beginning of the 'March for Our Lives' rally.  
"In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured, and everyone, absolutely everyone in the Douglas community was forever altered."
Seven Most Memorable Moments from 'March for Our Lives' appeared on MSN News

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Chanting "Vote them out!" and bearing signs reading "We Are the Change," ''No More Silence" and "Keep NRA Money Out of Politics," hundreds of thousands of protesters packed Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House.

Parkland Students Rally to Stop Gun Violence

"No student should ever have to cover themselves with a deceased classmate to survive, but I was that student," -- Parkland shooting survivor Aalayah Eastmond said.

"And we can't only focus on school shootings though. Urban communities and low-income communities have always been hit with gun violence. I lost my uncle due to gun violence in Brooklyn 15 years ago, and nothing has changed. Columbine happened. Nothing changed. Sandy Hook happened. Nothing changed. Parkland happened. Nothing changed. -- Eastmond.

"They (Lawmakers) don't know what it's like to be 20 feet from an AR-15," --Parkland survivor Alfonso Calderon.

"Every single day you wake up and it might be a thought in your head, 'I might die today,'" -- Calderon.

March for Our Lives: Students Hold Events in Washington and Across the Nation appeared on MSN News

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Looking for scholarships? Here's a site that you can load your profile and they will send you scholarships that fit your profile: Fastweb.

Waitress Wins Scholarship for Her Kindness

"Waitress Evoni Williams worked the hectic morning shift at the Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, saving up for college. Amid clanking plates, a sizzling grill and customers on the go, an elderly man timidly asked Williams to cut his ham. She did. Someone snapped a photo that spread across social media. Now Williams has a college scholarship."

Generation Z Mobilizes Around Gun Issue

Generation Z Finds a Purpose: "People are saying that it's not time to talk about gun control, and we can respect that. Here's the time: March 24. In every single city, we are going to be marching together as students begging for our lives. This isn't about the GOP. This isn't about the Democrats. This is about the adults. We feel neglected. At this point, you're either with us or you're against us." -- Cameron Kasky, high school student at Parkland, Florida. 

A Changing of Guard: After Unthinkable Tragedy, Generation Z Emerges Loud and Clear appeared on MSN News

Trump Processes Florida Students' Grief As President, Parent appeared in the Associated Press

We Need Survival Training to Survive Active Shooter Emergencies appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune

Monday, February 12, 2018


You never know where you're going to find inspiration. Reading about LA Laker's Luol Deng taught me a lot about how to handle adversity. The Player They Can't Trade Can Only Pretend to Play appeared in the Charlotte Observer.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Mark Cuban's Money Tips

Mark Cuban knows a little bit about money. Here are his three money tips to help you get started on the right track for 2018. This article appeared on MSN Money

Best Cell Phone Plans

Paying too much for cellular? Here's a guide to the best cell phone plans for your needs. The Best Cell Phone Plans appeared on The Wirecutter.