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Heiman Elementary in Evans, Colorado
On May 1st at Heiman Elementary in Evans, Colorado Nick joined a Scout Troop to share his Spread the Word to End the Word presentation!
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the word “retard.” Nick believes in inclusivity and respect for people of all abilities and this presentation is one he loves to give, especially to young people, to show them the impact their words can have.
Nick even participated in the Scout’s pledge, salute and all (with just a little assistance from Job Coach Liz Laney.)
The Scouts were a respectful and fun group, and Nick loved showing them a new way to communicate. The Scouts enjoyed learning to use Nick’s Speech device, and they loved checking out his first book, Helping in Action.
Nick would like to personally thank Rochelle Chapparo for inviting us to the Scout’s meeting, and helping make the event so memorable and fun! Nick would also like to thank the other parents and all of the Scouts and their siblings who attended for their enthusiasm and engagement in Nick’s presentation.
Nick saw some old friends and made some new ones, and is happy to report that the Scouts signed the pledge to end the use of the r-word!
For more information on the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, check out their website.
To schedule Nick for a visit to your classroom or event, please contact us via email or on his Facebook.
Do you have extra change JINGLING in your pocket?
check out those bells!
Feel like using it to give a GIFT that keeps on giving?
It would be considered an EAR-ly Christmas present!
Donations would make us TWINKLE from our little tiny elf heads to our toes!
Any small amount can help us reach our goal of $500 this Tuesday. (hey… who you calling small?!)
So far, these lovely photos, from JLV Photography in Fort Collins, are our first GIFT!
Thank you to James and Mellisa for GIVING to Awesome in Action this season. …It was ELF-LY SWEET of you! (Oh yeah, we did use that horrible elf pun)
The money will help spread the JOY of feeling accepted and included to ALL types of people (and elves) this year!