Elementary

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Assemblies

Assemblies

We currently offer two unique assemblies that are focused on starting the conversation about disability, acknowledging our fears surrounding people who are different and providing students with practical tools to grow their inclusive “muscles”. We discuss visible and invisible disabilities and share pictures, funny stories, and information about our kids as a way to invite students into our lives. We read books full of characters who are kids just like them, but who also have a diagnosis or challenge that makes them a little “different”. We emphasize that we all have strengths and weaknesses, and that the key to inclusion is pushing past the initial fear we all experience when we encounter someone perceived as “different” by finding what we have in common . We encourage students to be brave and simply start by saying “hi.” We empower them to “Be the One,” even if no one else is.

Safe Space Questions

Safe Space Questions

We recognize there is much fear surrounding the topic of disability- for children and adults! Afraid we will say the wrong thing or offend someone, most of us just avoid the subject- or person- altogether. We want to change that. After each assembly, we visit individual classrooms to allow students a safe space to ask questions. This is hands down our favorite portion of the assembly. We are constantly blown away by the insight and vulnerability of the students’ questions, and their eagerness to share personal stories and connect with us and our children!

Follow Up Activities

Follow Up Activities

After each assembly we provide suggested activities to further your students learning. We hope, by putting students in the shoes of those who are different from them, they may gain empathy and understanding. 

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

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

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