Project Inclusion – Overview
Congratulations! Your child has been nominated from Lynchburg Public Schools to attend the Project Inclusion youth leadership institute from November 8-11 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Project Inclusion is a four-day, three-night residential program that allows student participants (called “delegates”) to break barriers, deal with biased behavior, and develop an Action Plan to reduce prejudice in their own schools and communities. In addition, student participants gain insight into their own lives and values. Being selected is quite an honor.
Your delegate can be registered using this link. This information should be filled out by you and your child. We recognize that there is a lot of information to complete. All of it is used to ensure that your child is safe while with us at the program. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
A Project Inclusion Orientation Session will be held for parents/guardians and delegates of E. C. Glass High School on Wednesday, October 4 at 5:45 PM via Zoom. The Orientation Session for Heritage High School will be on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:45 PM. If you cannot make your school’s date, you may attend the other school’s session. Your school’s educator sponsor will share that link with you. During that session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Project Inclusion and ask any questions you have.
Click here for a list of things to bring to Project Inclusion. If you need to contact your child during Project Inclusion, please call the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities emergency phone at (804) 495-1580. Messages will be checked regularly and relayed to your child. Please do not encourage your child to call you. Doing so removes your child from the Project Inclusion community. We have a very short time together and every minute is valuable.
Please reach out to VCIC’s Vice President of Programs, Jessica Hawthorne, by phone at (804) 515-7950 or by email at jhawthorne@inclusiveVA.org if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you to create a memorable and meaningful experience for your child!