We Go Beyond
One way that we go beyond is through the inclusion of kids with special needs and without special needs. We’ve started clubs at three different high schools with over 75 members combined, called “E-Clubs,” with the e standing for how anyone can be “exceptional.” E-Clubs strive to transform the culture in high schools regarding inclusion and special needs through activities like E-Soccer.
We’ve also created a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors who have either overcome a disability or exceeded with inclusion.
Aside from helping with special needs, we want to expand our reach to more parts of our community, including children in foster care. According to childwelfare.gov, over 400,000 children are in the foster care system. These kids need inclusion too, and XCED has started helping by running toy drives and fundraisers. According the SleepTrain, XCED has donated more toys to foster children in the past four years than any program in California.