I am very proud to support The National Inclusion Project. It has been a joy to watch the organization grow for 15 years. It has established itself as one of the leading voices in the field of inclusion and works with many distinguished youth organizations.
According to their website, the mission of the National Inclusion Project is:
to make sure no child has to sit on the sidelines, and that children of all abilities have the chance to play, laugh, and learn TOGETHER.
Over 15 years ago, Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel became friends when Clay was helping Dianes son, Michael, a teenager who was diagnosed with severe autism.
As Diane and Clay worked together for Michael, they both realized that they shared goals for children with disabilities. They watched as Michael was turned away and excluded from ordinary activities open to children without disabilities. They were not satisfied with this and believed that with the right training, organizations could include all children.
Because of their dedication, the National Inclusion Project was born on July 28, 2003. According to the website for the National Inclusion Project:
…Since that time, the Project has established itself as the leading voice for inclusion. We’ve partnered with some of the country’s largest youth organizations and most prestigious educational institutions, developing cutting edge inclusion models, training hundreds of industrial leaders and facilitating inclusive opportunities for over 15,000 children a year.
Yes…I repeat…I am so proud of the National Inclusion Project.
Each year, the Project hosts a wonderful Gala to celebrate the organization and to raise funds so the organization can continue to make a difference for all children!
I get more and more excited each day about The 15th Anniversary Celebration Gala that will be held on October 6, 2018. I am sure it will be an amazing event full of fun, friendship, and inspiration!
This year, Clay Aiken, who is the co-founder of the National Inclusion Project, challenged us to attend the Gala this year. He said that if we get at least 400 attendees to this year’s gala, he will perform the ENTIRE SET LIST from his
2004 INDEPENDENT TOUR!
The National Inclusion said:
This will be an incredible evening of inspiration, fellowship, music and inclusion and with YOUR help, we can relive Clay’s debut album LIVE!
We need YOU to reach out to your friends, family, and social networks and make this our biggest Gala yet.
…we’ll keep a tally of attendees so you can track our progress.
Don’t forget all proceeds go directly to the Project and our mission of making inclusion the expectation, not the exception.
I already have my tickets…how about you?
With YOUR help, we can relive Clay’s debut album LIVE!
The talented SueReu put together a wonderful video that shows the excitement that is in the air about the Gala…it’s an important occasion filled with love, friendship…and fabulous music by Clay Aiken!
For more information on The National Inclusion Project and the 15th Anniversary Celebration Gala, Click
And…don’t forget to purchase your tickets!
It’s a “Perfect Day” when we can support the National Inclusion Project
AND… Hear Clay Aiken in concert!!!