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Together, We All Win


Making people feel they belong is important. It might mean giving each person in a group a chance to contribute to a class project. Or it might mean inviting a lonely classmate to join a playground game. Maybe it is sending birthday-party invitations to the whole class. These are all ways to make people feel they belong.

What can you do every day to make people feel included? Listening is important. Take the time to ask someone if they need help. Then listen to what they say.

Keep this in mind: Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Encourage all the people in your group to be themselves. Let them be their own awesome kind of weird. That is what makes working with others fun and interesting.

And do not be afraid to speak up. If someone is being left out, say something. Let everyone know that including others is important.