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Cool Kid shows a world's difference to kids

January 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
This week's Cool Kid, Kelsey Quirk, shows others how life at sea can give kids valuable lessons about leadership and teamwork. On board the tall ship, American Pride, Cool Kid Kelsey Quirk introduces kids to life at sea.

"Everything between our history of this boat itself and all tall ship history, boating history and then we do sail training," explained Kelsey. "There is this whole different world and it is totally different from what they're used to.

It's more than just showing them their way around a boat. Our Cool Kid, Kelsey gives them lessons in life.

"Cooperation and working with people, teamwork and all that and just opening themselves up to everybody else, brings friends," said Kelsey.

Always wanting to make a difference, Kelsey has found the place where she can do just that.

"I always wanted to do things to sort of change the world and now I see that's not going to happen," said Kelsey. "But, I am changing many lives of kids and it's the greatest thing that could ever happen to me."

Kelsey Quirk gives kids a glimpse at life at sea and gives them lessons for life. That's why she is our Cool Kid.


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