The Power of Ambassadors for Inclusion
The Ambassadors For Inclusion (AFI) program gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn about physical and cognitive differences in a safe environment, where they can ask questions, hear from individuals who are blind, deaf or who have intellectual or physical differences. Every AFI experience is grounded in Judaism, and facilitators weave Jewish texts and values into all aspects of the program.
What We Do
Ambassadors For Inclusion (AFI) is a Gateways: Access Jewish Education peer development initiative for Jewish day school and congregational school students in grades K-12 that provides children with ongoing, age-appropriate disability awareness-related educational experiences.
Through AFI, students of all ages learn to understand a variety of disabilities, to embrace individuals with special learning challenges and to value living in a Jewish community that includes individuals of all abilities.
Units focus on Blindness, Deafness, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Diabetes, Asthma, Epilepsy, Allergies and more.
Ambassadors for Inclusion is a joint initiative of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education and The Ruderman Family Foundation.