Youth 2 Youth Ambassadors
Hello everyone! My name is Paige. I am honoured to say I am one of the Y2Y ambassadors for Centre for Diverse Learners. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the 4th grade, and I am currently a 4th-year university student. I have learned a lot throughout my journey.
I am very passionate about sharing my story, the good and the bad, in hopes of inspiring and supporting other individuals with an LD. I hope to encourage others to believe that is not only okay to be different, but being different can also be your gift. I want others to believe that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to with hard work, dedication, and the right support.
Hi I’m Evan Archibald Hayward! I have a learning disability in written expression. I’ve gone through physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and so I know a lot about the different challenges and experiences people with LD’s face. I’m here to support you no matter who you are because everyone is different and unique in their own way.
Hey! My name is Katelyn (She/Her) and I have faced ADHD for as long as I can remember. It has impacted me in so many ways, both positive and negative, visible and invisible. ADHD, like many disabilities, seriously impacts my well-being, but if I’ve learned anything, it’s that I am not alone.
I chose to be an ambassador because I believe vulnerability is advocacy, and that by sharing my experiences, I can uplift others and help build a supportive, inclusive community for people of all abilities.
#ShareYourStory • #ItsOkayToBeDifferent • #EveryonesSuccessLooksDifferent
Hi, I’m Karissa. I aspire to be a great leader and a generous mentor who guides others to transform their life experiences into a foundation for success. Seeing the potential for greatness and knowing the right tools, techniques, and tips necessary.
My goal is to offer an environment filled with a web of learning pathways to allow for the growth and development through the organization. I hope to bring understanding that their greatest achievement will come from their ability to leave behind a legacy filled with opportunity.
Hi! I’m Ash, I go by They/Them pronouns. I was diagnosed with ADHD in the 8th grade, amongst various mental illnesses. ADHD has had a large impact on my life as well as my education, as a result of this it has presented some challenges. I am thankful to have been given this opportunity as a Y2Y ambassador to offer my support to others who may be struggling!