Read Blaine's letter that reaches out to a fellow soldier, encouraging him to tell his story so they will remember—and heal— together.
YES! National Student Writing Competition
Read Audrey's letters that voice how she is inspired by her friend's devotion and strength.
Read Jay’s letter to a fellow veteran about the difficulties of not feeling like a true veteran.
Read Cheyanne's letter that asks a soldier introspective questions about his journey as a soldier so she can better appreciate the freedoms she has, at the price of his.
We received many powerful essays for the Winter 2014 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Dr. Edward Tick, co-founder of Soldier's Heart and author of "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country," responds to winners of the Winter 2014 "Support for Veterans" essay competition.
Read Annika's essay about the uselessness of stuff—like trophies and goodie bags.
Read Spencer’s essay about his desire to level the economic playing field so that more people can have more—and then choose less.
Read Sana's essay about how her consumption habits shifted when she moved from Pakistan to the United States.
Read Nick's essay about how giving up his iPhone4 and his beloved dog Lucas would greatly affect his life.
We received many powerful essays for the Fall 2013 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Simon Okelo, author of "Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff," and founder of One Vibe Africa responds to essay winners of the Fall 2013 "Simple Living" writing competition.
Read Sharon's essay about how April Dávila inspired Sharon to adopt an organic vegan diet, and the increased energy and self-confidence she felt as a result.
Read Erica's creative essay about how foods, like superheroes, should proudly display their logos to disclose their identities.
Read Ryan's essay about his concerns surrounding the health effects of GMOs, and his recommendation to follow the European Union's lead and adopt the precautionary principle.