PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- It is going to be a special Saturday night at the Meeting Street Telethon. Meeting Street serves and teaches more than three-thousand children with all abilities and helps them make connections with the real world.
- Meeting Street Telethon: Saturday January 26, 7 p.m. - Full Info & Live on WPRI 12 and on WPRI.com
- Donate to Meeting Street
Fourth grader Yadellis Delacruz is part of the inclusion program at Meeting Street, which lets students learn and bond with children who have developmental disabilities.
Yadellis not only reads to her friend Devon, but pushes him to make great accomplishments.
"He's so fun and I love it when he says Bubba. Bubba is a pig that he always talks about. I just love him, he is so cute," she said.
Teachers at Meeting Street agree that Meeting Street is about children coming together into one community.
"He's a friendly little guy and he loves the attention having her right next to him, it encourages him. It's a good relationship," said teacher assistant Angela Rampone.
Meeting Street President, John Kelly agrees that these friendships that he witnesses in the classroom are incredible.
"For kids to see the similarities, like Yadellis and Devon, to see what they have in common creates a bond and friendship that is incredible. It is going to help our community a heck of a lot moving forward," he said.
The Meeting Street telethon will air live on WPRI 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. and live streaming on WPRI.com.
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