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The G Code 4: Parents Just Don't Understand

Becky Russell

The G Code 4: Parents Just Don't Understand

This year's G Code was nothing less than amazing! We expected an average of 25 people to attend but we were shocked to fill up the room to capacity! As we prepared the event to welcome our guests, we were also collecting sock donations for the Atlanta Homeless community. With a mother / daughter duo hosting the event, we were able to speak from both perspectives.  The young ladies on the panel ages ranged from 17-23. We introduced ourselves and asked the guests to write an anonymous question for our young ladies to answer. The questions were great and the answers were...


Guardian Angel Plumber Gives Scholarships to Kids With Parents in Jail

Guardian Angel Plumber Gives Scholarships to Kids With Parents in Jail

It can already be tough growing up without a parent – let alone trying to finance your own way through college without parental help. That’s why Karl Winsness is lending a hand. As a means of helping out local kids, Winsness created the only scholarship in the country that is given exclusively to children with incarcerated parents. Winsness spreads word of the scholarship simply by spreading homemade fliers around Salem, Utah. While the sum of the grant is only about $1,000, the 17 recipients of the scholarship say that the financial boost means a great deal to their own wallets...


Boy Bullied For Irish Dancing Meets NFL Player Who Practices Irish Dancing For Football

Boy Bullied For Irish Dancing Meets NFL Player Who Practices Irish Dancing For Football

A 12-year-old boy who was bullied in school for taking Irish dance lessons is more confident than ever after he met an NFL player who trains in Irish dancing for football.  Carl Tubbs, a 7th-grade student who has been taking Irish dance lessons for four years, met Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins on Oct. 22 when the Ravens played an away game against the Minnesota Vikings. Collins reached out to Carl, who lives in Des Moines, after seeing a tweet from the boy's mom asking for words of encouragement for her son. A few days after hearing back from...


Pa. Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Receives Free Barbershop From Stranger

Pa. Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Receives Free Barbershop From Stranger

Winter is approaching and, with it, all the difficult weather conditions that often apply. Because of that, one kindhearted Philadelphia man thought that he would have to temporarily give up his mission of giving free haircuts to the homeless—that is, until one equally kindhearted stranger stepped in and gave him a relatively new barbershop. For free. According to WTXF-TV, Sean Johnson heard about Brennon Jones’ widely publicized haircut mission and decided he wanted to be a part of the “Haircuts 4 the Homeless” operation.  “When I found out, well, I need to be part of that. I need to see...


130K meals and counting: How chef José Andrés is feeding hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

130K meals and counting: How chef José Andrés is feeding hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Tracy Saelinger TODAY Chefs are seriously stepping up in the wake of tragedy this week. Just days after restaurants jumped to feed victims and responders in Las Vegas, word comes out that celebrated chef José Andrés is on the ground in Puerto Rico, getting meals to those displaced by hurricane Maria. Working out of school cafeterias, food trucks, sporting arenas and other borrowed spaces, Andrés and his legions of helpers have already prepared more than 130,000 meals in areas including San Juan, Cataño and Ponce, a spokesperson for the chef told TODAY Food. On the ground in Puerto Rico, chef Jose Andres aims to...