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WhyTry In A Multi-Cultural Setting
One of the best things about WhyTry is that it is incredibly adaptable. Not only can you adapt the lessons to different age groups, you can also adapt it to different settings. This adaptation makes it easier for the kids to understand and connect with what is being taught.
When WhyTry is understood, the kids love it. They grasp onto it. When we adapt things to meet their specific needs (in this case cultural needs) they appreciate that someone is trying to reach them. The adaptability of the program helps students with different backgrounds interact better together. WhyTry teaches the students how to have relationships, it teaches you how to feel good about yourself. That’s what helps when you have someone who thinks or believes differently than you. It helps you to be yourself and let others be their self.
High school students team up with disabled peers
Holly Batchlor said she feels like a celebrity on the soccer field.
"I kicked the ball. It hit the net, and it feels, like, wow," she said. "I wanna win so bad."
And while the 17-year-old Bingham High School student was eager for her team to score, she happily cheered for opposing teams and every goal made on either side.
"It makes you think about what is most important in sports," said Batchlor's her coach, Jared Denslow, a special education teacher at Bingham High. "It's about experiencing it together and playing as a team."