Carmen George

Carmen George

She’s 16 and ‘changing the world’ as leader of Fresno-based Kids on a Mission

Kaitlin Riffel started her charity work at age 8 by raising money to build a playground. Now 16, the Madera girl runs a nonprofit helping hundreds living in poverty at home and abroad.

Carmen George

A cry for unity at a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border

Americans and Mexicans converse through a fence separating San Diego and Tijuana – a place called Friendship Park – on Jan. 28, about a week after Donald Trump became president. Human rights activists, Mexican American families, gardeners, journalists and border patrol agents share the space.

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Madera teen leads Kids on a Mission, the goal is to help people locally and worldwide

Kaitlin Riffel, 16, of Madera, leads her nonprofit organization, Kids on a Mission, from her office in Fresno. Kids on a Mission strives to empower kids to lead other people and help other kids in their community.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Madera teen leads Kids on a Mission, the goal is to help people locally and worldwide 1:48

Madera teen leads Kids on a Mission, the goal is to help people locally and worldwide

A Kerman woman’s positive spirit carried her through her journey back from a 5-year physical ordeal
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A Kerman woman’s positive spirit carried her through her journey back from a 5-year physical ordeal

Fresno County Library’s Digibus brings free computing power to rural communities 1:10

Fresno County Library’s Digibus brings free computing power to rural communities

Mother's death from drug overdose draws Clovis student to God, family 1:53

Mother's death from drug overdose draws Clovis student to God, family