#RESPECT is new this year.  It replaces Spread the Word to End the Word.  #RESPECT focuses on respecting EVERYONE-people with disabilities, people without disabilities, people with different skin colors, religions, etc.

This year Prairie junior Brandon McMann decided to theme his demo car around #RESPECT, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics to spread awareness.  Every year on the first Wednesday of March Best Buddies and Special Olympics Iowa has a Pledge Signing Day where people can sign the pledge to respect all.  To date we have given out over 400 stickers and 100 pencils to people signing the pledge!  Many students embraced the new #RESPECT and seemed excited about the movement..