We innovate by including the marginalized
wImagine Family goes all in towards providing a voice for the voiceless and including the marginalized. Completely inspired by Michael’s relentless pursuit towards progress in spite of Autism, this core goal has defined how all core goals and core convictions operate when I say the words: Driven by Love.
Larc School is the only Core Partner of wImagine to bestow the highest honor wImagine offers for all ten years wImagine has been kicking. They have changed innumerable lives from Michael, myself, and the region. Every year, we participate in Run the Bridge with literally keeps Larc School’s lights on so I invite you to join us.
50 Years of Larc: The 2018 Larc Art Show
Came here from Social Media? Michael’s bit that you saw starts at 05:07.
One of the biggest differences of Larc School is seen at the front of the stage. You’ll notice how the staff typically does not bark at the students, but rather, model what the students should do. By fostering immense trust with every student, they create an environment where students can trust each staff member and model their behaviors towards success. We don’t tell others to live with love, we ourselves must live with love. weImagine in a world driven by love.
- Born to be Wild
- Hey Jude
- American Pie
- Dancing Queen
- Stayin’ Alive
- Don’t Stop Believin’
- 9 to 5
- Time After Time
- Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
- Ice Ice Baby
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- I Want It That Way
- Story of My Life
- Can’t Stop the Feeling
Larc School is one of wImagine’s two Core Partners. Larc School is entrusted with Michael’s academic progress, well being, and support in all arenas of Michael’s life. Larc School has a unique teaching philosophy which starts with Love. By believing in each student, using their strengths for them, and loving them in spite of all setbacks, they create an environment where students prosper and get the care they need no matter what the cost, because people always matter more.
Empowering Michael because He Empowers
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
— David Ogden Stiers
Innovating for Michael because He Innovates
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
— Khalil Gibran
wImagine partners with Autism NJ and Autism Society to ensure that everyone with Autism has a voice at the government level and that their families have the resources they need to advocate for their child. Autism NJ specifically represents those in the state of New Jersey and Autism Society represents those across our country. wImagine also partners with Autism Society in their disaster relief aid programs in providing relief to those with Autism.
wImagine also partners with Faces4Autism who provides services and support for those with Autism in the South Jersey area, primarily in Atlantic County. They help equip parents, care for those with Autism, and lead the discussion in reaching those with special needs.
The Love Test
Some organizations have strange and complex tests to prove if you truly do live with unconditional love, heck I used to lead the way in these complex tests. Ten years of wImagine revealed something to me and that all this could be simplified into one simple set of questions.
How do you love difficult/different people, like those with Special Needs, when they misbehave?
How do you perceive people when their relationships get faulty and tested?
Are you better than those with Special Needs, in accordance to His standards of excellence?
Loving Michael has changed me. I surrendered everything at the front door. My patience, my money, my time, my will, my emotions… everything. I surrendered it at the front door to reach the marginalized, to reach the lonely, to reach those with Special Needs, to reach those who have not heard, …to reach Michael.
wImagine exists because My God & My Brother exists.