Inclusivity event blossoms from friendship, legislator visit
A new Remake Learning event centered on inclusivity at South Fayette Township School District has its roots in a growing friendship. Aidan, a senior at South Fayette High School, started sitting at lunch during his junior year with Robert, an exceptional student at the district. Over time, the friendship has blossomed. The experience, along with a special visit by Senator Devlin Robinson, inspired Aidan to work with classmates, administrators and community members to plan a student-led panel discussing the “Power of Inclusive Partnerships” at the district.
Aidan was part of a group of students who shared their stories with Senator Devlin Robinson when he visited the high school as part of a “Show Them What It Takes” event facilitated by the PA School Boards Association. Aidan was encouraged by Sen. Robinson’s talk and put together a panel of experts who will share about inclusivity in their personal and professional lives. The panel, a Remake Learning event, will feature students, alumni, parents and educators who will discuss the impact of successful district programs that grow inclusivity, such as Best Buddies, Independent Study and Partners in Physical Education.
Aidan’s goal is to make other districts aware of the importance of inclusivity and the impact that it has on ALL students.