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"Your voice has power. You have to use your voice, even if it shakes. There are times when you will ask for change, and there are times when you'll create it." --Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix, the most decorated track and field competitor in Olympic history, gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California this year. Visit www.bestcolleges.com/news/analysis/2022/05/20/most-notable-commencement-speeches-2022/ to watch her entire speech.

Listen to The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, a very famous story about pirates and buried treasure (read the book for free). But Stevenson also wrote poetry. So to celebrate National Poetry Month, listen to this reading of The Land of Nod by Stevenson.

Wisdom of Poets Series Selection


The poem Not by Erin Hanson


NIRMV Launches Wisdom of Poets Series

You're off to great places poem by Dr. Seuss

During National Poetry Month April 2023, be encouraged to read poetry by some of your favorite writers. Have fun being inspired! Try writing some of your own poems to share with others. #NIRMV #WisdomOfPoets

Thankful Project prizewinners

NIRMV gratefully recalls the messages sent by these prize-winning brothers. Adonis and Elijah Hines shared some wise words related to appreciation for The Thankful Project. They acknowledged that things we often take for granted should be cherished more.




Celebrate Black History Month: Do you know these heroes?

If you're not familiar with the names Alice Coachman, Alexa Canady or Robert Smalls, Black History Month is a great time to change that. Learn about these trailblazers and eight more in 11 inspiring Black American heroes you might not know about, but should.