Claire has spoken on The Spirit of Leading podcast, on the NextGen Learns Leadership Conference, at break out sessions for multiple Special Olympics Oklahoma Youth Leadership Conferences, and to a camp for young girls called The Future is Female.
Claire has hosted the Special Olympics Oklahoma (SOOK) World Games Send-Off, a SOOK Youth Leadership Summit, two Stillwater Makes a Change Galas, and two Miss Amazing Oklahoma competitions for girls and women with different abilities.
Claire has spoken to more than 8,500 people ranging in age from elementary school students to senior citizens. Her topic of showing compassion is applicable to people of all ages. Claire provides three tangible steps to teach people compassion. While many programs focus on anti-bullying messages, this program focuses on being proactive rather than reactive.
In addition to personal stories, presentations follow this copyrighted five-step outline:
IT COULD BE YOU - It could be you who has special needs or was born into a different race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.
1) SEE - See people as people first.
2) STOP - Stop using derogatory terms to describe others.
3) START - Start having positive interactions with people who are different than yourself, or at least be neutral.
IT COULD BE YOU - It could be you that leads by example and changes the way people treat others.
Claire performs a song that shows how one act of kindness can change a person's perspective. Then, she reviews elements of the song with the audience to reinforce the "SEE. STOP. START" method. Claire received a national award for using music to teach a social concept. Her performance of the song can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEupM58VOKY
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