What We Do
Our mission is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education within the Diocese of Covington. FIRE makes it possible for Catholic schools to create environments where students of all abilities learn, grow, and thrive. Through its fundraising, FIRE allows students with special needs to share in the unique opportunities that only Catholic schools offer our children, whether that means supporting teacher training, funding the salaries for special education teachers or paraprofessionals, or acquiring adaptive technology. Even more importantly, inclusion in our Catholic schools invites students, teachers, and all staff to live our Catholic faith on a daily basis more fully.
Promoting Inclusive Education in Catholic Schools
“We call upon people of good will to reexamine their attitudes toward their disabled brothers and sisters and promote their well-being, acting with the sense of justice and the compassion that the Lord so clearly desires. Further, realizing the unique gifts disabled individuals have to offer the Church, we wish to address the need for their fuller integration into the Christian community and their fuller participation in its life.”