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Community Outreach

Bennett’s Village, Inc. would love to come to your classroom or organization to talk about inclusion, play for all, or our work to build an all-abilities play space at Pen Park. Email to schedule an event.

Elementary School Engagement

Lending Library: Bennett’s Village, Inc. has several books that can be loaned out or used in conjunction with a Bennett’s Village, Inc. presentation. Contact us for more information.

Bennett’s mom spent some time with Bennett’s former classmates at Johnson Elementary to talk a bit about grief, rocks, and inclusion.

Middle School Engagement

Bennett’s dad worked with the kids at Mountain Montessori Middle School to design accessible play spaces. Read the CBS 19 News and C’ville Tomorrow coverage.

Bennett’s mom was the guest speaker at St. Anne’s Belfield School’s Inaugural Family Book Club, where they discussed Sharon Draper’s book, Out of My Mind, and talked about the role each of us play in making our community a place where all are welcome.

More News on Outreach and Engagement

To read blog posts about our work with various communities, visit our news page. Bennett’s Village is engaging students and making a difference from the elementary and middle school level to graduate classes at UVa.

Inclusive Play Space Bibliography

Our friend Rebecca Cooper Coleman and UVA Library Architecture Librarian put together a bibliography of works about inclusive play spaces.

Paralympic School Day

Paralympic School Day is a program created by the International Paralympic Committee that aims to teach students awareness and understanding about disabilities and the importance of play.