Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball® Programs, an Overview
“No Kidding They Told Me That Too!” is something we hear kids telling one another at every Bounce Out the Stigma event. Kids are given limitations based on what others believe they should be able to do, and many times these kids are never asked to try harder or do more. Too often, they receive “the label“- autistic, attention deficit, epileptic, hyperactive, slow and even disabled. Too often, it is that “label” that creates a deep emotional scar and a childhood of “sitting on the sidelines” watching others have fun. It may be called stigma, we call it unfair and seriously wrong. The Bounce Out the Stigma Program asks why we create the “No Kidding I CAN TOO” attitude with kids. When met with a challenge, peer support and nurturing adults, kids achieve more, empower themselves, and discover. . .“ my will can define my limits”.