The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program resources teach youth the benefits of diversity, cooperation, and consideration of others. From inclusive language to accessible spaces, when it comes to disability inclusion there’s a lot to talk about. That’s why this year, we’ve tied it all together in three themes; Be Aware, Be Kind and Be Bold.
Intended for both educators and youth community leaders, each theme will inform youth about disability inclusion as well as motivate them to become the next generation of accessibility champions. Each theme includes:
- RHF Ambassador presentations on the topic. RHF Ambassadors are individuals with various disabilities affecting their mobility, vision, and/or hearing. They share their engaging stories with children and youth in schools and communities via virtual presentations.
- Pre-and-post presentation short activities to engage students in thoughtful conversations. The activities are available for each grade level from kindergarten to Grade 12.
- Additional resources, videos and activities to compliment each theme.
Keep the conversation going all year long. Together, let’s Be Aware, Kind and Bold!
Start with awareness, the first step to creating change. Help students learn about inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility for people with disabilities.
Concentrate on kindness with these resources coming January 2023. This theme will focus on anti-bullying, and the difference kindness makes.
Encourage youth to take bold action to make a difference in their communities. Coming April 2023, this theme will focus on personal leadership and encourages students to take action to improve accessibility.
How can we support your classroom’s journey to inclusion?
Get in touch with one of our team members for guidance on how our lessons and activities can help you create an inclusive, disability-aware classroom, and how to continue the conversation with youth on making a difference: firstname.lastname@example.org