Tennis star Yanina Wickmayer believes that every girl, regardless of her background or circumstances, should be encouraged to realize her dreams. That is why she recently became ambassador for Dare to Dream (www.daretodreamproject.org), a non-profit organization that hosts events at which inspirational women share the story of their road to success with girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. The aim: to encourage …
Name: Alyssa Carson
I live in: Louisiana, USA
How did the dream to visit Mars begin?
Watching a kids’ show at age 3 and they were doing an adventure on Mars. It sparked my interest and it became my passion to go to Mars and be part of the Mars Generation.
What special skills are you learning to help you achieve …
Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery — who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one of the best young distance runners in the country
Was it as hard as people say?
The early days were not so bad but the summit night was very long and very cold. This is a hard climb for a young person.
What was the hardest part?
Not showering for a week (and the summit night).
What was it like standing at the top?
It felt great. I was tired and the some of the people around me were crying because they were so …
In the first week of October this year, Storm Elliott became one of the youngest girls ever to summit Mount Kilimanjaro (19 340 feet).
Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and the highest point on the African continent. It is situated in Tanzania. Storm had just turned twelve years old.
Earlier in the year, she had su…
In July 2013 Ukrainian Anna Grechishkina started her solo world trip on a motorcycle around the world. The journey is called “I have a dream…” as Anna’s mission is to motivate other people to chase their dreams and never be scared to make that first step. We caught up with Anna after the American leg of her journey as she heads in to Mexico. You can follow Anna’s journey on …
As a young girl, who were your role models and why?
Bishop Helder Camara , Romero , Damiaan because they were not afraid to live for others and dream of dignity and freedom for …