In the spring of 2021, East Forest Elementary students participated in the Mikayla’s Voice and Wheels of Friendship program. Mikayla’s Voice Inclusion Assemblies introduce valuable dialogue for schools and demonstrate children’s capacity for understanding, acceptance and compassion. The Wheels of Friendship is a unique program developed and coordinated by Mikayla’s Voice, children paint not with brushes, but with the wheels of a wheelchair (or walker) and the paws (and tail) of a service dog. The students work together to create pieces of a large interactive mural which is currently installed in the East Forest building.
Shown in picture: Logan Stevenson, Zach Walton, Adrian Potter, Rieland Heckathorn