Do I belong here?
When we walk into a room, we automatically assess the environment to see if we belong. Will I be seen for all of who I am? Will my voice be heard? Will my contributions be valued? Will I be treated with respect and equity?
AMAZEworks supports healthy identities, respect across differences, and connected communities by creating the conditions for belonging and equity in schools, communities, and organizations.
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photo credit: MaxStraeten / Morguefile.com My daughter figured out sharing pretty early. Maybe as an only
New at AMAZEworks!
Introducing TWO new book sets to celebrate PRIDE.
Watch our series, “Creating a Circle of Support for Ourselves and Our Children.”
Learn how best to support ourselves and our children during this time of COVID-19 and social distancing.
Persona dolls help children understand and discuss feelings, relationships, and life events.
Two new stories!