BENEFITING: UNIFIED THEATER INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2012
Here's the deal... our Unified Theater student leaders are rocking and redefining inclusion each and every day. Along with thousands of Unified Theater participants, they're dissolving barriers, transforming communities, and bringing kids of all abilities and backgrounds together through the arts.
Now it's time to let these amazing young people take flight. We need your support to send a team of Unified Theater student leaders to California for a jam-packed adventure in leadership, inclusion, and creative expression. They'll attend the TASH conference, participate in the I Am Norm Youth Inclusion Summit, speak at schools in the area, share their Unified Theater stories with partners, and even train new California student leaders! It's going to be an amazing experience for these young leaders, and each person they touch on their California Adventure!
Make a donation today. Then join our team and help fundraise for these amazing young people. You can help them ROCK and REDEFINE INCLUSION.
If your business would like to sponsor this oppurtunity email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to know more about those good looking kids to the left...
Ryan started the first Rhode Island Unified Theater Spotlight School at his high school four years ago. Since graduating, he’s supported the new student leader teams and helped the program continue to grow. Ryan is one of our star Unified Theater trainers and has helped train over 200 student leaders of all abilities. Student leaders developing new Spotlight Schools constantly turn to Ryan for support in launching Unified Theater. Now a college student, Ryan is studying special education and deaf studies and works for a company called Looking Upwards as a substitute aid for students with disabilities in school.
Katie started the first Massachusetts Unified Theater Spotlight School at her high school outside Boston. She has served as the productions choreographer for the past two years. Katie is not only and amazing self-advocate, but she’s reached beyond herself promoted inclusion amongst her peers and across her school. Katie also choreographed the “We’re Unified” dance that is taught to Unified Theater student leaders and participants across the country and appeared on ABC’s Everyday Health in 2011.
Michael might be our most famous Unified Theater participants, having appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, and ABC Everyday Health. But, he’s more than a spokesperson. As a student leader in Connecticut for the past two years, Michael has helped grow his Unified Theater group as well as train student leaders from other schools at the past two Spotlight Summits. A self-advocate since he was a young kid he served as the youth advisor on the Rotary Club committee by giving design ideas and fundraising to build an accessible playground for all. Currently Michael is involved in a two year commitment to the Special Services Advisory Council which is focused on something near and dear to his heart; inclusion practices in the public schools. Michael teaches students and adults the importance of treating people with disabilities as equals and promoting inclusion without “talking down” to people.
Danni participated in Unified Theater throughout high school. Most importantly, she served as the first ever Unified Theater ‘Inclusion Specialist’. Together with the Unified Theater staff, Danni helped create this student leader position that supports inclusion across every element of the Unified Theater production. Danni helped recruit diverse participants, created opportunities within the production that fit different student needs, and made sure participants’ unique abilities were showcased throughout the show. Thanks to Danni, parents called her Unified Theater show “the most inclusive ever”! Other students are following her lead and serving as Inclusion Specialists in their own Unified Theater Spotlight Schools.