The number five holds significance and importance for many people. We celebrate fifth anniversaries and five-year reunions, and in some cultures, the number five represents curiosity, luck, and adventure. This fall, the National Center for Learning Disabilities celebrates its fifth cohort of the Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC).
Launched in 2018, the YALC, as we affectionately call it, is the first of its kind. The leadership development and training program for young adults with learning disabilities and attention issues fosters community and builds advocacy and leadership skills. In celebration of LD Awareness month, we are excited to welcome 13 incredible new members of our fifth cohort.
Join us in welcoming Alondra, Amy, Cade, Camden, Hilary, Jennifer, Jordan, Katie, Melissa, Michele, Nia, Stephen, and Zoe to the YALC community!
From Brittany Greer, NCLD’s Senior Manager overseeing Young Adult programs: “I am so excited to welcome this new cohort. Our new cohort members are so diverse, yet they share a common passion for fighting for equal access for all students. They are ready to work, and I am ready to assist them!”
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