Making Tracks for Inclusion
Building trades students at Bethlehem (Pa.) Area Vocational Technical School (BAVTS) built easels and frames to display children’s paintings created in the Wheels of Friendship program developed by the organization Mikayla’s Voice. What they got in return was an understanding of the importance of inclusion of people with physical, mental, emotional and cultural differences. BAVTS students created their own painting with Mikayla Resh (above, second from left), for whom the organization is named. Students applied paint to the wheels of Mikayla’s chair and assisted her in making tracks on the canvas. BAVTS earned bronze in SkillsUSA’s Community Service contest. To learn more about Mikayla’s Voice, visit: www.mikaylasvoice.org/.