Can Do!
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About Can Do!

Can Do! was founded, created and launched in October 1997 by ability awareness educator and school counselor, Maribeth Bush. Since then, through evergrowing grassroots support, Can Do! has reached and inspired children, teens, and adults in over 16 countries around the world. The Can Do! community includes students, teachers, school counselors, scout leaders, social workers, parents, grandparents, friends, artists, authors, and members of other organizations and businesses that support and share Can Do!'s mission.

The overall mission of the Can Do! is to help people, especially kids, develop a more positive attitude and perspective about themselves and the people in the world around them. Can Do! works toward this mission by using "ability awareness" to help kids focus on what they each CAN do... regardless of their challenges. In essence, Can Do! is dedicated to helping children reach their unique true potential by fostering a proactive, "can do" attitude that helps expand their vision of possibilities within themselves, in others, and in their futures.

Can Do! encourages the celebration of individual differences and the abilities we all have.

North Star art link to North Star web siteAbout the Artworkeli - a boy who is blind using a white tipped canea girl named sophiamay - a girl who is in a wheelchairpaisley - a girl who is has an oxygen tanksam - a boy who is fishing
Most of the wonderful illustrations on the Can Do! website, including the whimsical Can Do! Kids featured here, on top of the "welcome" page, and on the Can Do! Kids page, were created by author/illustator Peter H. Reynolds. I'm honored to be able to collaborate with such a magical artist and educator, and I am grateful to Peter for his magnificent creative contributions to the Can Do! web site. Thank you, Peter!

If you'd like to learn more about Peter's work, check out The Official Peter H. Reynolds website, or visit the website of his media company, FableVision.

About Can Do! *Can Do! Kids page

Can Do! web pages by Maribeth Bush, Copyright © 1997-2013, Maribeth Bush. All rights reserved.

Art by Peter H. Reynolds, Copyright © 1997-2013, Peter H. Reynolds. All rights reserved.