START A KINDNESS CLUB
Meet once a month on Zoom and discuss how you can spread kindness make your community a more inclusive place for people of all abilities. Club members can keep each other accountable and build each other up during the meetings.
Make sure you extend the invitation to a diverse group of students and teachers in your school so everyone feels included!
Use some of these kindness prompts to get the conversation started at your first meeting:
START AN INCLUSIVE VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB
Similar to a Kindness Club, a virtual book club can meet via Zoom. Choose a book, invite people to read it and schedule a meeting time to discuss what you learned from the book.
You can choose your own book or start with one from the Special Olympics Minnesota Inclusion Library!
INITIATE CHANGE IN YOUR SCHOOL
Does your school's mission or vision statement include anything about kindness or inclusion? Do you think it should?
Form a committee of students to do some investigating! If you think there should be changes, start a conversation with administration of what it could look like to incorporate kindness and inclusion into your school's official values.
Make sure people with disabilities are at the table when these conversations are being had.