Last month, a new nonprofit organization was publicly introduced, hoping to fill the gaps in resources and services that may be inaccessible or inadequate for Monmouth County teens with special needs. And the group's founder is still a teenager herself.
In the last 13 years, the Miracle League of Mercer County has afforded children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball, just as numerous other Miracle League charters around the country have done since the nonprofit's inception in Atlanta in 1999.
You may already know Robert Pisani's story if you've listened to Steve Trevelise's show in the last few weeks or read several of his posts during that time. But for those of you who have actually responded, you may directly be helping to save a life.
Even if the main components of the James Volpe Foundation's annual Wiffle Ball Tournament haven't really changed as the event nears its eighth year, the tourney has taken on a second meaning for participants.
To provide an educational resource for children with PTSD, as well as try to find a solution for not only his but also other kids' emotional issues, 13-year-old New Jerseyan Liam Klein is running the Chaotic Spyder Foundation.
Tara Miller's twin sister Lauren doesn't hesitate when asked what Tara would be doing now if she were still alive. She'd be focused on helping patients dealing with melanoma, the disease that ended her life, and working tirelessly to find a cure.
Lisa Marie Cramp has lived in Asbury Park for five years, and in that time she has seen the drastic effects of a poverty line that roughly 30 percent of the city's residents live below, as of the 2010 Census.