Is there a better way to spend the afternoon than helping kindergartners create alter-egos?
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!
Great and knowledgeable kindergarten teacher, Amy Jenes, invited the team to her classroom to share a presentation with all of the TPAAK kinders.
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!
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:
“Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”
Happy National Ability Awareness Month!
Nope, not a typo! Nick and the AiA team call this National Ability Awareness Month. There was a day when Nick explained that he did not think of his wheelchair as a disability. His flaming wheels are the only moving legs he has ever known. He feels disabled only when the chair battery dies!
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) says, “Our goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability and show their lives.” Nick shares this goal.
You can find Nick’s story in a variety of places and through a variety of means. Born in the East African country of Ethiopia, Nick highlights his childhood years with stories of great adventure, meaning and heroics through his books for children.
Nick would like everyone to feel that they are a “good you” (In Nick’s words).
Want to hear more of his words?