Back at Last

Laughter and big smiles.  Teamwork and patience.  Conflicts and courage.  Warm sunshine, cold water and big, loose parts for...

Take a deep breath… you are more equipped than you think

Written by Rachel Benson, founder of Acton Academy Omaha, a learner-driven community built for the 21st Century where young h...

The Best Kind of Lemonade

Last month, we were enjoying time in the studio preparing for our upcoming Omaha Acton Children’s Business Fair. The heroes w...

A love that transforms

Her eyes welled up with tears. Bent over, she covered her face as her tears began to fall and let out her hurt in one big cr...

Creations, Challenges and Conflict, Oh My!

“Oh!” one hero gasped as he put his hands over his mouth, looking in awe at the structure he just built out of playdoh and ...

Follow the child – pirate style

“Give me back my bones!” our pirate-like voices rang out in unison as the heroes held their wiggly mini paper skeletons, lim...

A breakdown leading to a breakthrough

“This is so hard.” His shoulders slumped, feeling the weight. He stopped building, scooted over, and began playing with the ...

What a Game Can Teach Us About Leadership

“But it’s my game!” exclaimed one hero, a six-year-old whose turn it was to be in charge of creating and leading the game fo...

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