This February, show how much you #LOVEinclusion! Sign up here for free access to the #LOVEinclusion toolkit including easy fun activities to do with your students, a guide for ROCKING acts of INCLUSION, a #LOVEinclusion flier to post in your class or school, the Go Orange for Inclusion pledge for students and teachers to take, and other fun info, prizes, and activities! Join Unified Theater in getting ready to send a BIG GIANT love letter to inclusion!
In celebration of our friends’ over at Unified Theatre, the Inclusionistas at KIT share why we #LOVEInclusion…
Viviana: I #LOVEinclusion because it is togetherness, wholeness, and empowers the HEARTS of everyone. It shows the world that being different is a gift to us all. Inclusion helps us SEE those gifts in others!
CJ: I #LOVEinclusion because I have learned that your life is your life – no matter your abilities. Learning to love that life is something we all can share.
Nili: I #LOVEinclusion for its ability to give someone what they so rightly deserve, possibilities and options. I love inclusion because children are far better at it than adults, we just need to watch and learn.
Kat: Like in a patchwork quilt, the beauty of inclusion comes from the mish-mash of colors, patterns, and fabrics blended together.
Dora: I #LOVEinclusion because it exposes me to amazing people who are funny, caring and smart!
Torrie: I #LOVEinclusion because sameness is boring and diversity makes everyone’s life richer.
Jeremy: I #LOVEinclusion because inclusion expands my worldview: sights become more beautiful, moments become more meaningful, and individuals are honored because of their unique qualities, insights, and knowledge. When my view is bigger there is enough room for everyone!
Anna: I love inclusion because it means everyone is valued and respected for being exactly who they are.
Amanda: I #LOVEinclusion because it shows that everyone’s voice matters. It doesn’t matter if you have limitations or a different way of doing things – everyone is valuable and has an opportunity to influence their community in a positive way.
Cheryl: I #LOVEinclusion because it creates opportunities and a sense of belonging for all children.
Audrey: I #LOVEinclusion because it encourages all children of all kinds of abilities to participate in activities and events that they are interested in.
Joelle: I #LOVEinclusion because it’s not just about including others. It’s about allowing you to be included as well.
Janet: I #LOVEinclusion because it makes our communities stronger. Through inclusion people with and without disabilities are better able to meet their potential and share their gifts.
Krista: I #LOVEinclusion because it benefits EVERYONE! We’re all better, smarter people by having an inclusive, diverse group around us to share differences as well as similarities. Inclusion is beautiful and when done right, invisible. Inclusion is social change… and we can all play a part by making people we know feel more included today and helping our communities be more inclusive tomorrow.
Sara: I #LOVEinclusion because no one is left behind.
Corey: I #LOVEinclusion because it is both a mindset and an action. Inclusion INCLUDES pushing the boundaries, which I believe is the only way to really make positive change.
Phillip: In a world where many see difference as validation of societal inequality and separation; inclusion is the equalizer that gives everyone the chance to grow into the best ‘us’ possible!
Emily: I #LOVEinclusion because we get to see people for what really matters – all that strength, courage & beauty from the inside.
- KIT Inclusionistas strive to make the world a more inclusive place.
Kids Included Together (KIT) is a non-profit located in San Diego, CA and Washington, DC. We help make the world a more inclusive place by providing live and online training to people who work with kids. We teach strategies, accommodations and best practices to include kids with and without disabilities in before & after school programs. Inclusive environments create stronger communities. Learn more about our work at www.KITonline.org.