#ImAGameChanger - Orono Unified Mentors

By: usa games correspondent, tynan gable

The opportunity to “change the game” is quite a powerful thing. While it comes naturally for some to do so, anyone can make a life-changing impact in their community and, more specifically, in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

The students of the Orono School District in Minnesota are encouraged to practice acts of kindness that promote equality and inclusion. These lessons cultivate a community full of people with game-changing attitudes.

Extra worthy of noting is the district’s recent creation of their Unified Mentors program. High school students elect to utilize their free or study hall periods to visit their “mentees” at the elementary and middle schools; fortunately for them, the Orono School District is all conveniently located on one street.

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