A treasured journey

"I won't be able to come to the Pop-Up Shop," she said with disappointment in her eyes, breathing out slowly and glancing at ...

A heart of inclusion

Leadership and power.  Two words that often get mixed up and confused - like the swirling gray mist of a dense fog, or the th...

The Hero Buck Game

She came over with eyes ablaze.  "He stepped on my fingers!" she shared with an intensity in her voice and body that caught m...

Crossing the Threshold

"There once were four brave families.  These families wanted more for their young heroes-to-be.  They wanted them to learn ho...

Back at Last

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

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...

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...

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...

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