Citizens of Change

There are simply no words to put together this volunteer experience and the life long friendships I have built because of Leadership Camp. This by far is the most connected I have felt to leadership and campers and I think that has to do with the people in this program as well as the model that we are practicing day by day and eventually in life as well.

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David Garcia Project

“A disability doesn’t have to be a social barrier. Good etiquette begins with inclusion not exclusion.” -Robert N. Hensel

Y’all let me tell you about this awesome group that I am apart of. If you haven’t heard of the David Garcia Project yet then here we are.┬áNamed after the late David Garcia, a worker in the World Trade Center in New York City who had an incurable eye disease and was killed during 9-11, DGP is a group of people who promote the work of empathy rather than sympathy for people with disabilities. We focus on many different types of disabilities such as visual, auditory, intellectual, developmental and many more. With these, we facilitate simulations for any one to experience the every day happenings of some one with a disability.Screen Shot 2018-05-04 at 2.29.22 PM

This group has given so many people the opportunity to open their minds a little more and learn about a part of diversity that not many people are exposed to.

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