Clay Aiken – A Leading Voice For Inclusion

It started out as a project for college graduation.  Today, it is a leading voice for inclusion so that all children can be fully immersed in society.  It is the National Inclusion Project.

By this time, most of us know the history and the hard work that has been put into the National Inclusion Project. And I am sure we all want to congratulate Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel and the entire staff of the National Inclusion Project for all their success.  It has been a joy to watch their vision become reality.

Like many of you, I spent some time reading the new web-site for the NIP.  It is all very impressive.   I was amazed at the incredible list of names that are tied to the Project in its quest for inclusion.

The National Inclusion Project works with many different organizations including:

“YMCAs, Best Buddies International, Boys & Girls Clubs, CampFire USA, 4H, the ARC – as well as many other local parks and recreation departments, community centers, and privately-run programs.”

And look at the impressive list of institutions that have formed partnerships with The National Inclusion Project.  They include:

“Johns Hopkins University’s National Center for Summer Learning, the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s Center for Social Development and Education, the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center.”

Next, I visited the Annual Report.  It was interesting to read about the 35 programs across the country where children of all abilities have a chance to play and learn together.

Perhaps the most impressive statement on the page is short, but telling:

“During the financial crisis of 2008, the National Inclusion Project managed funds very conservatively and did not experience any investment losses.  In addition, 89% of every dollar spent went directly to inclusive programs.”

This makes it easy to decide to support the Project, especially when you know the money is being used correctly.

If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at the new web-site. It is full of interesting facts and you will come away with a feeling of pride for this great accomplishment.  Clay, Diane and their dedicated staff have done so much in bringing awareness of inclusion to the public.

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Comments

  1. Impressive…It’s been wonderful to see Clay’s dream of Inclusion for all children become such a success. It was successful as TBAF, and now is growing nationwide…..

    I am so proud of him. He is an amazing man with a big heart.

    Hugs,
    Judy

  2. How amazing that a school project became a reality and has grown so much!! Bravo to Clay Aiken for following his heart and actually DOING something to change the lives of thousand of children. He is one in a million.

    Oh, and love the new banner!!!

  3. What an incredible success story! What a wonderful thing, taking a college project and making it into a successful foundation that is making a difference in our world!

  4. “During the financial crisis of 2008, the National Inclusion Project managed funds very conservatively and did not experience any investment losses. In addition, 89% of every dollar spent went directly to inclusive programs.”

    Bravo to Clay and his team. So many charities took a hit because of the economy.

  5. I am so proud to be a fan of this unusual, charitable and intelligent man. The success of the National Inclusion Project in a matter of only 6 years is beyond spectacular.

  6. Thank you for bringing all this information to your site! Clay Aiken and his foundation are to be commended for such a successful venture that has made such a difference in so many childrens’ lives.

  7. Very impressive how well the funds are managed for the Nation Inclusion Project. This is rare even in much more established organizations. Clay Aiken and the entire staff of the Project are to be commended.

  8. Thank you for this blog. Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel, and everyone associated with the foundation have done a wonderful job in such a short time in bringing Clay’s vision of inclusion to reality.

    It’s amazing that they didn’t experience any investment losses during the 2008 financial crisis.

    I’m proud to be a fan of this wonderful, caring man!

  9. What a beautiful new banner. You are always right on with what is going on!!

    I am so proud to be a fan of Clay Aiken. He has accomplished so much in a few years. I bet he is in a very happy place in his life!!!

  10. Thank you for the information. I have not visited the new site yet, but I will head over there and check it out.

    I agree with one of the posts above…….beautiful banner, beautiful foundation and beautiful man.

    I am so glad that I found this place and get to read what is going on. Thank you!!

  11. This is great news for Clay Aiken’s foundation. He always said he wanted to make a difference and he is. Congratulations Clay, I think this new name change will open more doors for the foundation to grow.

  12. Love your new banner. For some reason, that picture is so precious to me. You notice how happy they both are..and it makes you happy.

    All I can say is that I am so proud of Clay, Diane and the rest of the team for the wonderful job they have done for 6 years, and the wonderful things they will be doing in the future as The National Inclusion Project. I am proud to be a fan of Clay Aiken.

  13. I am so very proud of Clay Aiken. He is more than just a beautiful voice – he is a beautiful person, inside and out.

  14. Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel and the rest of the team have done wonders. Congratulations to them!

    The new National Inclusion Project website is great, I saw many things I hadn’t before.

  15. Musicfan,

    What a great day for the National Inclusion Project, Clay Aiken, and Diane Bubel! Thank you for another very informative blog.

    Have an awesome weekend!

    Caro

  16. I am so proud of Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel. AI found so much more than just a pop star in Clay!!
    Thanks for the article and I love the new banner.

  17. This has been an amazing 2 days for Clay and the National Inclusion Project. Congratulations to all of the people involved. Just think of all the children who have had their lives changed because of Clay Aiken.

    Why doesn’t this kind of news reach the mainstream press??

    Thanks to this site, the news is out there.

  18. I just found this site and I am so glad I did. Thank you for all the information on Clay Aiken and his National Inclusion Project. Clay is an amazing man and I am proud to be counted as one of his fans.

    I am looking forward to reading more at this wonderful board!

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