Mercy is a youth leader and high school student in Massachusetts. She has a hearing loss, attends a mainstream school and receives teacher of the deaf services through Clarke.
Mercy is featured in the winter issue of Mainstream News where she discussed the value of mentoring.
This spring, she shared more about her experience on a Forbes blog. Mercy writes, “As a student with a disability, in my case hearing loss, having a mentor is essential to help build a sense of a community that understands and accepts you. That support provides a safe way for young people to explore who they are and what they want to do. At the same time, as someone with a disability, it’s a little harder to find a mentor who can fully understand my full experience.”
Learn about Mercy’s leadership and advocacy in the full Forbes blog post here.