Circle of Friends - The Path to Inclusion
To promote inclusion for students with disabilities and those living with adversity. To empower all students to appreciate differences, build genuine friendships and stand up to bullying.
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- LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge
Circle of Friends (CoF) provides support and strategies for K-12 educators who work with students experiencing social isolation due to disability or other challenges. Starting with weekly lunches and meaningful activities, students of all abilities and backgrounds develop awareness and acceptance of differences through genuine friendships. CoF participants model leadership as they become allies and advocates for marginalized students, increasing school safety and reducing bullying.
- CREATE ·2019 Grants Challenge
L’Atelier LA provides a creative outlet and career exploration for youth marginalized by disability or adversity. Inspired by “Project Runway,” inclusive teams face challenges like: Expressing yourself and your dreams though your look, repurposing material for affordable, ecological fashion, and creating adaptive clothing for people of all abilities. L’Atelier will culminate with an amazing runway show and documentary planned, designed and modeled and filmed by students of all abilities.