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Jessica and Larkin after a presentation at SSU

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We offer a variety of options for college classes. We are flexible and willing to work with you to give your students the best possible experience.

To learn more and find out how we can tailor our presentation for your school, reach out to Larkin O’Leary at [email protected]

Larkin and Harmony offer the perspective from passionate teachers. Teachers who loved all their students but sadly thought, “Those kids, who needed more than we thought we could provide, belonged in a different class.” After their children were born with unique needs (Larkin’s son, born with Down syndrome and Harmony’s son born with Autism), their perspective changed. They now advocate for the inclusion of all kids and offer advice and ideas of how to make that happen.

Jessica was an aide in a special education classroom. She realizes now that despite her love for her students, she still viewed them as “other”. She was the helper, they were the “helpee”. It wasn’t until her daughter was born with Down syndrome that she realized that she was in fact the one who was broken, who needed to change.

Be the One

Someone who pledges to Be the One pushes past feelings of discomfort and fear to say hello and get to know someone they perceive as different. They invite others to join in and offer their help if it’s needed. They recognize the inherent value that every individual possesses and find joy in discovering the strength in our diversity. Even if no one else is, you can pledge to Be The One!

Be The One!

I pledge to Be the One is one who pushes past my feelings of discomfort and fear to say hello and get to know someone I perceive as different. I will invite others to join in and offer help if it’s needed. I recognize the inherent value that every individual possesses and find joy in discovering the strength in our diversity. Even if no one else is, I pledge to Be The One!

Join us for our challenge! Create a video fo you pledging to BE THE ONE! Use the #BeTheOne2021 and tag Common Ground Society on social media.

“I accept the #BeTheOne2021 challenge.

“I pledge to be the one to be kind, to be caring and to be helpful. I pledge to push past my feelings of discomfort and fear to say hello and get to know someone I perceive to be different from me. Even if no one else is, I pledge to be the one!”

and I nominate —–at least 3 people——- . You all have 24 hours to complete the challenge or you have to donate $10 to Common Ground Society — or both and nominate at least 3 people to follow suit.

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Thank you for joining with us to create a kinder community! Don’t forget to go there and BE THE ONE!
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Cameron Gonzalez Be the One Winner

2019 Be the One Ambassador Cameron Gonzalez

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