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One Man's Search for Meaning, from Going to Sea at Seventeen, to the War in Vietnam, to Leading the Global Operations of the Giraffe Heroes Project – Moving People to Stick Their Necks Out for the Common Good" (2014, Blooming Twig / New York)

John Graham shipped out on a freighter when he was sixteen, took part in the first (and only) ascent of Mt. McKinley’s North Wall at twenty, and hitchhiked around the world at twenty-two, covering every war he found along the way as a stringer for the Boston Globe. A Foreign Service Officer for fifteen years, he was in the middle of the...

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A Street-Smart Guide to Creating Change in Your Community and Beyond

"Practical suggestions focusing your talents and ideas to help create the changes you desire." — Millard Fuller, Founder and President, Habitat for Humanity

"Read this book and come alive." — Vicki Robin, Co-founder, Let’s Talk America

“Superb book for those who want to take active steps to bring change in their community.” — Edward Peters, Exec. VP, Initiatives of Change

Filled with practical tips and inspiring examples, this book is the missing link between ideals and...

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Technique, Common Sense & Self-Confidence (1997, Mountaineers Books / Seattle)

"It would be bad judgment to venture into the wild outdoors or even into your own career without reading and digesting this masterpiece." —Paul Petzoldt, Founder, National Outdoor Leadership School

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Making a difference in a challenging world: The Giraffe Heroes Program for Teens

"This book seems truly in keeping with our promise to young people—the chance to give back through community service." — General Colin Powell

"An exceptional "how-to" primer on activating and organizing for change, accessible to readers from middle school and up." — CYD Journal

"Presents a compelling model for social action, using stories of real heroes to inspire students to follow their lead." — Community Service News

It's Up to Us inspires teens to...

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