At the core of multicultural awareness and inclusion, in our schools and homes, young people, parents, and educators tell their stories, celebrate, and remember the past and imagine the future. The kind of creative expression helps define who we are, and helps us see the world through the eyes of others. We, as school and family communities, are able to move beyond tolerance to a deepening commitment to acceptance, mutual respect and build relationships upon trust. By participating in cultural experiences beyond our own, at school and home, young people develop thinking skills, build self-esteem, and are able to experience improved resilience, all of which can enhance overall learning outcomes. Developing an understanding of cultural heritage broadens opportunities for lifelong learning, including a better understanding of history, and helps prepare young people to thrive in an increasingly diverse world.