Welcome Letter from the Executive Director

 
 
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Dear SDC Activist,

Welcome to SDC & thank you for making the choice to join us on our mission to empower youth to empower children with disabilities. 

SDC is a forerunner in the non-profit world— a game changer to say the least. Innovative, young, and always improving, we are built on the drive of youths like you, who want to make a positive impact and simply can not wait until they are adults to do it! I believe that you will fit right into our group of aspiring and inspiring youth, who are all individuals of passion, initiative, perseverance, and hard work.

Welcome to our SDC family. As a registered activist, you are now an ambassador for two very important causes: youth empowerment and disability justice. You are adding your presence and voice to these two movements that SDC is a leader in. A movement is essentially one person’s passion for social change influencing and mobilizing others until a ripple effect is inevitable and a community of equal change-makers in solidarity is created. The foundation of a movement relies on each member understanding their value and impact, and then taking action. I hope that this membership booklet can empower you to share the values of SDC with others, and organize and execute projects that help SDC’s mission to empower youth to empower children with disabilities. Let this membership help you to carry your message, and SDC’s message of diversity, forward.

As disability justice is SDC’s primary focus, and youth empowerment a secondary focus, I would like to emphasize a few things:

For the disability justice movement:

Remember, disability justice is not just a minority’s battle. We are all part of this, whether we have a disability or not, because disability justice is a human rights issue. Since we’re all humans, we’re all part of this.

For the youth empowerment movement:

The future of the world relies on the passion, the hard work, and the strength of youth. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot do something simply because you are too young. 

SDC will leave you with businessperson Sara Blakely’s quote:

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

Together, let’s make real change.

With buckets of love,

Joanna