THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

Back to Article
Back to Article

Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

Courtesy Kevin Housmann

Courtesy Kevin Housmann

Courtesy Kevin Housmann

Riley Garand, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Best Buddies is holding an Inclusion Coffeehouse in the auditorium on Thursday, March 14 to  showcase student performers while raising awareness for inclusion of people with disabilities.

The event will run from 7 pm to 9 pm and admission is free.

“We started [the Inclusion Coffeehouse] last year, it went really well,” junior Best Buddies Officer Jordan Manousos said. “It was a definitive event to get everyone to come together and to showcase their talents regardless of your abilities, or who you’re friends with. It’s really just a safe place for everyone to go to spread what they want to spread.”

The goal of Best Buddies is to make the school and the community a more inclusive environment.

“Part of the Best Buddies’ mission is friendship, but it’s also about making sure our community pushes and encourages people to be comfortable with including others in all parts of their day,” science teacher and Best Buddies adviser Kevin Hausmann said. “What we are showcasing is people with IDDs (intellectual and developmental disabilities), or typical students, enjoying music and showing their performance abilities together.”

The coffeehouse will include performers and groups from all around the school.

“There’s going to be a big song with Algoncapellanand Ladies First together with the Unified Chorus, which is going to be really good,” Chapter President and senior Hailey Lowe said.

The Inclusion Coffeehouse will take place during Inclusion Week at Algonquin.

“Our main goal of this week is to just advocate for inclusion whether it’s joining Best Buddies, or it could be as small as sitting with someone at lunch,” senior Best Buddies Officer Lily Schaefer said. “Inclusion can be found everywhere, it’s really about the little things that you do.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Special education administrator leaves post

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Community helps reduce financial burden of prom

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Dynamic DECA duo plans for ICDC domination

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Paper piled up as recycling put on hold

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Zhang connects with CEOs

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Loaner devices unavailable during MCAS

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No, it’s a car!

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    New array of courses offered for 2019-2020 school year

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    School committee approves 2019-2020 FY budget

  • Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

    News

    Senior steering put spin on popular game show for fundraiser

Navigate Right
The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA
Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion