Kids Included Together (KIT)-“Donors Appreciation Night”
I have been blessed with the opportunity to be on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit by the name of Kids Included Together (KIT), Headquartered in San Diego.
At McKinney Advisory Group we understand the importance of giving back so when it came time to select a group to get involved with, I wanted to make sure that the organization really resonated with me.
Kids Included Together (KIT) specializes in providing best practices training for community–based organizations committed to including children with and without disabilities into their recreational, child development and youth development programs.
My sister Teresa Elizabeth Schroeder was born with severe physical disabilities. One of the most challenging struggles growing up was witnessing how other children would interact with Teresa.
The children would respond in one of two ways; they would call her names and walk away or they would “try” to include her in whatever they were doing. At the time it angered me because I could not understand how people could be so hurtful, but as time went on, I understood that it was not their fault, it was the lack of education on inclusion.
KIT is a platform that utilizes a blended learning style with interactive eLearning components. KIT’s services are provided free of charge to its 63 affiliate organizations representing over 304 sites in San Diego County. Since its inception in 1997, Kids Included Together (KIT) has trained over 25,000 youth providers in the best practices of inclusion. Over 15,000 children with disabilities have been co–enrolled with over 265,000 children without disabilities at KIT affiliate sites.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about going through a training or donating to KIT.
Joshua Schroeder–McKinney Advisory Group, Inc.
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