A major avenue of access to outdoor spaces and outdoor careers for young people is through educational opportunities. However, many young people, especially BIPOC individuals and those with learning differences, face significant barriers in education that compound to limit opportunities for inclusion in outdoor communities. For this month’s session, we’re joined by Kareem Neal, whose passion for connecting all students in schools will guide us in exploring what it means to truly feel one is a part of an educational community, and the impact of what meaningful connection through learning has on feeling included in larger society. Kareem Neal is a self-contained special education teacher in Phoenix, AZ. He is the recipient of the 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year award, and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University for his contributions to special education.