How many ways can you play with a stick? You can break it in pieces, you can draw in the dirt with it, you can talk about it, you can share it with a friend. A baby on her belly with a stick in her hand could be making discoveries that light up her brain.
Caroline Yongue founded the first conservation burial ground in North Carolina. It started when her Buddhist teacher asked her to figure out how to take care of a dead body, without embalming, to be taken care of by family and friends.
Ana Martinez wanted to be more outdoorsy. She knew Summer of Service would mean more time outside. It paid. And it would help her get ready for college. But she didn’t go for it, at first. “I was shy,” she says.