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 each Nora Friend. The documentaries are debuted at a red-carpet film festival celebrating empathy, friendship, and a more inclusive future.

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 compete 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.