The StopGap School Project involves education centred around disability, accessibility, and inclusion for the elementary school grades. Core lessons include the community accessibility audit, outreach to local businesses with single stepped entryways, and painting and/or delivering ramps! This year-long learning adventure gets students out of the classroom and into their school’s local neighbourhood.
*Please note that like much of the world, our operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking the recommended precautions and our small team is currently working remotely or taking a pause to ensure that we can get back to ramp requests and community-based accessibility and inclusion education, events and activities as soon as we can. We anticipate that we will be able to restart our School Project in September 2020
Let the learning begin!
We recommend introducing your class to the School Project through The Ramp Man storybook. The book takes the large subjects of disability, accessibility, inclusion, and barrier free design and sums it all up into a fun storybook!
The Steps to Success
Starting the School Project
Send us an email and tell us a little bit about yourself, your students, and what you want to get out of the StopGap School Project. After that we will send you all of the lesson plans and resources you need as well as handy tips and advice to get you up and running. We’ll also start to coordinate a convenient date for Luke’s presentation to your group, either in-class for Toronto-based schools or virtually for those outside of the TDSB (Toronto District School Board).
Making an Impact
It’s a three-step process…
- The Accessibility Audit
- The Pitch
- Ramp Up!
After that… there are no steps! 😉
Having participated in the School Project, students become ambassadors of the StopGap Foundation and its important awareness raising messages. They then challenge other schools to take on the project!