Our Classroom Program


The Nora Project’s flagship program is an elementary-school curriculum that pairs children with disabilities (“Nora Friends”) with participating classrooms. Students in those classrooms learn all about their Nora Friends through a variety of resources, discussions, interviews, and classroom play dates. They capture photographs and video footage of their Nora Project experiences on iPads and, at the end of the year, they compile what they’ve captured to create a mini-documentary about their project experiences. The documentaries are debuted at a red-carpet film festival celebrating empathy, friendship, and a more inclusive future.

The Nora Project is proud to debut several new programs for the 2019-2020 school year, including (1) an empathy curriculum designed for early childhood and early elementary aged students (pre-K - 3rd grade), (2) an inclusive after school club for middle and high school students; and (3) a co-taught version of the Flagship Program for students of all abilities to learn about empathy and explore their similarities and differences side-by-side. For more on these new programs, click here.

The Nora Project program, training, and professional development are free to participating schools. The organization provides all participating classrooms with the resources they need to complete the project at no charge, and provides a Project Leader at each school a stipend to manage the administration of the project over the course of the year.