“Who knows how you get a horse to trot?” Dale Perkins asks the campers. “You slap the reins!” yells 11-year-old Schneider. “No, that’s only in the movies," says Mr. Perkins. “You just have to ask them. Trot, Derby.”
Coping mechanisms can hide adult illiteracy – a problem linked to higher poverty and health-care costs. But even after cuts in government funding, one literacy nonprofit in Arkansas, led by Sara Drew, has grown.
Those aging out of the foster care system can face myriad challenges. Ken Mullner has been a key figure in efforts to make sure that every child’s yearning for a loving, supportive family is fulfilled.
Too frequently, bail doesn't work the way it was intended. Robin Steinberg has launched an initiative that is drawing attention to this often-overlooked issue, with a plan to bail out 160,000 people in the US.
Lucio Usobiaga is the main person behind the resurgence. His efforts show how an area that has evolved from its beginnings can make a return – and do so in an innovative way that benefits a range of people.
Challenges associated with the environment can often seem bigger than one person can handle. But Magdalena Ayed is showing how each person – schoolchildren included – can have a role in addressing issues.
Although immigration can be a hot-button political topic, this story takes a more personal approach, looking at how some farmers have improved operations by getting to know their foreign workers better.
The Rev. Patrick Desbois didn’t set out to be an expert in the methods of genocide. But he was drawn to find answers about mass graves left by Nazi firing squads, and he’s taken up the plight of Yazidis in Iraq.
Hurricane Maria upended Puerto Rico, along with its fishing industry. Raimundo Espinoza Chirinos's project cleans up the storm's hidden damage on the ocean floor by tapping into local fishermen's skills.
In addition to running his family’s sugar-cane mill conglomerate, Nonn Panitvong is among Thailand’s most intrepid naturalists. Thanks to him, Thai nature lovers from all walks of life can pool their knowledge via a website.
Katy Sherratt heads Back on My Feet, a nonprofit which challenges homeless individuals to run over a 30-day period to boost self esteem and create a support network. Once they fulfill the requirement, workforce training and house support assistance are provided.
Irene Li and her siblings first rolled out the Mei Mei food truck and now also have a restaurant on the edges of Boston University. All along, Ms. Li has been looking for ways to improve an interconnected food system.
Shara Fisler founded Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego to engage the area’s young people. Activities include looking at creatures in tide pools, learning about molecular biology, and even swimming with whale sharks.
Natasha Kirsch, trying to assist those whose past was a barrier to employment, looked for jobs in high demand and that offer good pay. The result of her search is a job training program – The Grooming Project.