Luis Soriano, a modest 38 year old teacher in La Gloria, Colombia, believes in the power of a book. He began his teaching career with a job reading to students, and soon realized that there was a critical education gap in the community.
David Benke tackled a gunman at the school he taught at in Colorado.
Yohannes Gebregeorgis created Ethiopia Reads hoping to create a reading culture by connecting children to the content they are being exposed to.
Ruby Bridges was among the first black children, among chants of “two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to integrate!” to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans.
Michael Guggenheim started a non-profit company, called S.P.L.A.T. – Showing People Learning and Technology. He was twelve years old.
Efren Peñaflorida’s Dynamic Teen Company is an organization that uses a pushcart to re-create a classroom that can teach valuable skills in the most unusual of places, be it a trash dump or cemetery.
Budi Soehardi, an Indonesian pilot living in Singapore, was called to action when watching news of refugees fleeing East Timor, Indonesia in 1999
Noun quit her job to begin the People Improvement Organization, an organization committed to providing free, safe education to the children of Cambodia.
Ron Clark is an inspirational teacher and founder of the Ron Clark Academy – a private non-profit school in Atlanta.