The Walt Disney Company joins social inclusion program


The Walt Disney Company will donate money and develop the curriculum for “Start With Hello,” a program by Sandy Hook Promise.

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To avoid tragedies like the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The Walt Disney Company will expand an educational program, “Start with Hello,” in collaboration with Sandy Hook Promise, whose members include the parents of the victims.

Their mission is to make every student feel welcomed and accepted by teaching students to include and help others in a fun way, creating an atmosphere of social inclusion and connection between the community.

Disney will donate money, develop the curriculum for the program and create a digital platform that will be used by the participants.

“Start with hello” is free, and it is expected to reach 2.8 million students and adults in 6,000 schools and youth organizations during its first three years.

Their material includes PowerPoint presentations, activities and discussions guide, resources for the leaders and teachers to help the participants, and brochures for the parents.