The kids are back to school, and for the rest of us the year keeps trucking along. But those schoolyard memories aren’t too far gone. Here, a look at what’s inspiring The Greatist Team as fall rolls around once again.

VIDEO — Kids Can Make a Difference! (via Kristine Lockwood)

When was the last time we entrusted kids with some real responsibilities? From the movie Pay It Forward comes this reminder that with a little imagination and support, the realm of possibilities exists in all of us.

The New York Times — The Value of School Newspapers (via Kate Morin)

It turns out the school newspaper was even cooler than we thought. From Frank LoMonte, a convincing case for student journalism programs.