City Receives Inclusion Grant For Play Programs
The City of Santa Clarita’s Inclusion Program was awarded a $9,500 grant and selected as one of 66 nationwide recreational programs in 30 states to partner with the National Inclusion Project to implement, “Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs.”
The City’s participation in this program will provide children with special needs an enjoyable summer camp experience in a friendly and inclusive setting.
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“The City is thrilled to partner with the National Inclusion Project to allow children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy Santa Clarita recreation programs with children without disabilities,” commented Mayor Laurie Ender. “This program enables the City to give more children the chance to participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and physical fitness.”
As a part of this initiative, the National Inclusion Project will provide a program model, training, and expertise. Since its inception in 2004, the “Let’s ALL Play” Program has helped bring an inclusive recreational experience to children with disabilities.
The National Inclusion Project has been working for years to open doors in communities nationwide for children with special needs to experience everything life has to offer. They conduct programs with community partners to teach others how to be inclusive so that kids with and without disabilities can experience the same lifelong benefits.
For more information about the City's Inclusion Program, or to request an accommodation, please contact City Recreation Inclusion Coordinator Araz Valijan at (661) 250-3719.