What Different Can Do 2021

Atlanta, GA

This past April, we launched What Different Can Do, a month long campaign to flip the perception of "different" on its head. Kids who are neurodiverse are often considered "different" and sidelined, marginalized, isolated, even bullied by others, having a detrimental impact on a child's self-esteem, confidence, and mental health. At Camp Southern Ground, we see differences as secret strengths and believe they should be respected and celebrated. Through the experience of summer camp, we recognize every child as unique, and send them home with a mindset to see others through a new lens – one that recognizes differences as assets. One that changes the world for good.

As part of this campaign, we spoke with neurodiversity experts, parents and kids, and shared helpful resources and stories of hope, all featured on our CSGatHome blog. We also raised funds to send over 600 children to camp – an experience of adventure, inclusion, and connection that can change their lives and, ultimately, the world.

We invite you to help us celebrate different and support inclusion this month, this summer, and always by donating today if you can. Thank you!