The MCN is excited to announce a new assembly this year to MATES!

The Ability Awareness Fair will be held during the day, October 11-13th, 2017

The purpose of the Fair is to promote understanding and empathy for people affected by disability.

Over the course of this 3 day event, each class will have an opportunity to visit 5 different stations:

  1. Communication Station
  2. Vision Station
  3. Fine Motor Station
  4. Reasoning Station
  5. Mobility Station

We will need a MINIMUM of 2 volunteers at EACH station to help the children use the provided equipment so they can experience in real life what it feels like to have a disability in one of these five areas.

Each class will be there for about 45 minutes. There will be a “Team Lead” present all day to help guide all of the stations but your commitment should be to attend the initial training as well as day-of. We are also requesting that each volunteer commit to a two-class rotation (a 2 hour shift) but you can of course do more as well!

Please see link to the Sign Up Genius so you can see if any of the time slots fit with your availability. Thank you again for being a part of the MCN and making programs like these possible!

Sign Up Now!


Sign up with a buddy, tack on to your classroom volunteer time. You wont want to miss this.  We can’t do it without you!

Email Gina Spivey our event chair, with any questions. ability

September 12th!  Cory Hills Percussive Storyteller

Percussive storyteller Cory Hills wowed the students with his musical art of storytelling today! Ask your students what they learned!

The teachers raved about it as well! One third grade teacher remarked, “I loved it! It is such a great way to story tell, teach the students about comprehension, and bring a story to life… it was amazing!” Assistant Executive Director Mrs. Walker added, “The assembly was so fantastic! Cory Hills was great. The teachers loved him, and are already thinking of ways to incorporate it into their classrooms. He was awesome!”

Cory Hills (1)

If you would like to order the book or CD for $10, please download the following form and return to the MATES office by Monday, Sept. 18th.

Book/CD Order Form

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