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Fort Collins Comic Con 2019

North Atzlan Center

Nick met his twin at Comic Con!

On August 17th and 18th Nick and the Awesome in Action team participated in Fort Collins Comic Con for the 3rd year.

This awesome event brings creative people from the community together to share ideas and creations with participants.

Nick and Nick! Nick Armstrong heads Fort Collins Comic Con every year!

Nick’s booth was used to show that anyone can be a hero. Nick helped kids make awesome superhero masks and posed for pictures. Nick made sure to help everyone who visited his booth understand that they have superpowers that make them special.

Nick and Oakland are superheroes together!

Nick really enjoyed seeing all the creative and fun costumes and getting to dress up himself! Some of the costumes were scary, but Nick showed his superpowers by keeping calm, cool, and collected when something scary walked by his booth!

Nick’s booth was really fun and interactive!

Nick presented a panel on Saturday, where he gave his Anyone Can Be a Hero speech. He talked about his struggles and challenges as a person living with Cerebral Palsy, and how he overcomes his challenges and finds his inner superhero.

Nick’s panel offered a new view on being a superhero.

The organizers of Comic Con have always been kind and welcoming to Nick and his team, and helped make the Con as successful as possible for Nick. Nick had so much help and support to make this event a success and he wants to send a special thank you to his team, the Comic Con team and Nick Armstrong, and Annie Schubert who helped Nick with his panel.

Nick and Annie are pretty super!

The impact Nick made on those who stopped by his booth was pretty clear, and Nick was happy to make some really great connections with others in his community who want to help spread his message.

Rocio, Nick, and Liz look pretty cool together!

Comic Con was a success again this year, and Nick is excited and ready to start presenting in classrooms for the school year.

Nick made some new friends and saw some old ones too! Nick and Batman go way back.

If you or someone you know is interested in having Nick come to your classroom or event to offer one of his many presentations, please contact him via email at nick@awesomeinaction.org.

Nick’s presentations can be adapted to any situation and age group, and his message of inclusion and diversity is appropriate for all ages.

THANK YOU!

Kindergartners Explore their Inner Hero

Is there a better way to spend the afternoon than helping kindergartners create alter-egos?

Nick with volunteers

Team Awesome in Action doesn’t think so!

Nick, Lead Cool Guy of Awesome in Action, took job coach, Audrey, and Awesome Volunteers; Alex, Thalia, and Olivia on a great adventure to T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. There, we visited his old stomping grounds and some of his favorite teachers in their new location!

Nick with Amy Jenes

 

 

Great and knowledgeable kindergarten teacher, Amy Jenes, invited the team to her classroom to share a presentation with all of the TPAAK kinders.

 

 

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The students learned about how Nick found his inner strengths, and then used that knowledge to find their own “super powers” to create a new team of Kinder super heroes!

 

 

 

Many super heroes were created that day, including Rainbow Girl, Basketball Boy, and Racer X!

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 The kids even helped Nick create and try on a mask… Look at those super helpers! 

Nick and Brodie

 

Nick had a great time with his friend, Brodie, who was part of the kindergarten class!

We hope we helped all these wonderful kids understand how great they truly are, and to use their strengths proudly as they continue to grow and learn!

Until next time, fellow super heroes….remember what Michelangelo says:

michelangelo“Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”