dance4empowerment Update and More!

Needless to say, it has been an extremely busy semester so far.  I have had a lot going on between classes, work, and running dance4empowerment, but I plan to get back on schedule with regular blogging and updates.  To start off, I would like to share a short recap of the past few months.

My summer was even better than I could’ve imagined with an incredible job at the Ruderman Family Foundation, a volunteer position writing social stories for the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic, and a successful dance4empowerment program at Camp Ramah New England.  I am lucky to have had such amazing opportunities and I am excited about all that I learned during the summer.

I am honored to continue my work with the Ruderman Family Foundation remotely while I am at Emory University.  I recently helped the Foundation plan their first Inclusion Summit and was in Boston to witness its huge success!  I will share more about this rewarding experience in an upcoming blog post.

I am currently planning another dance4empowerment program in partnership with the Miss Amazing Pageant Massachusetts chapter which will take place in January. And, I am in the final weeks of my first semester as a sophomore.  I have changed the direction of my studies slightly to focus on disability studies and bioethics; I can’t wait for the courses I am enrolled in for the spring semester.

Moving forward, I plan to blog more regularly, especially with updates about dance4empowerment.  Below, are some topics I will be blogging about in the coming weeks.

  1. Working at the Ruderman Family Foundation During the Summer
  2. The Ruderman Inclusion Summit
  3. Volunteering with the MGH Down Syndrome Clinic
  4. Upcoming dance4empowerment Programs

Thank you so much to everyone who has continued to follow me on my journey.  I encourage you to share my blog with your friends and spread the word about the importance of inclusion!

Dance, move, and empower,

Sierra