StoryCorps: The Temple of Knowledge
Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him. A story for anyone who’s ever dreamt of having unrestricted access to books.
There Is Always a Way Out
Morris Mchawia Mwavizo - Nairobi, Kenya
In his early childhood days, Morris Mchawia Mwavizo learned a life lesson by watching ants that were determined to get out of a trap. With that same sense of self-determination, he found that he, too, could find a way out of poverty into a life he chose for himself.The Courage to Change the Things I Can
Mark Olmsted - Hollywood, California
As a recovering addict, Mark Olmsted is familiar with the serenity prayer. But when he got fed up with all the litter in his neighborhood, Olmsted realized there is a difference between the things you must accept and the things you can actually change.
TED-EX Myths from Around the World
Samples of ACT Tests (note: now the essay is optional)
The ACT is an achievement test for college admissions in the United States made by ACT, Inc. The ACT test is made of 4 tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science reasoning. In February 2005, an optional writing test was added to the ACT, like changes to the SAT that took place later in March of the same year. All four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the ACT.