There's something special about entering the Museum of Inspired Learning at the da Vinci Academy at South Hall Middle School. The air crackles with energy as seventh-graders who designed museum exhibits share their wealth of knowledge with elementary schoolers - for free.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.