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Jim Brett is a disability rights advocate, serving as the Chairman of the President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities for Presidents Bush, Obama, and now Biden. In addition to all of this amazing work, Jim makes time to serve on Rodman for Kids’ Board of Directors, offering his unique insight on how we can be a more inclusive organization.
“It’s so far removed from their everyday life. Some of them are homeless, and struggling to find food, and in very abusive homes, or not with their parents at all. To put themselves into this world (of live theatre) that takes them away and gives them the hope of a world that they can have I think was a massive thing.”
“Having an opportunity to come together with more than 1,000 riders, volunteers, and donors who have committed their time and resources to brightening kids’ lives is truly an inspiring experience,” said Amy Rossman, Executive Director at Rodman for Kids.
Dreams came true and fears were conquered on this year’s Disney for Kids trip with 100 Dorchester area kids. We sat down with Mary Scannell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s Senior Vice President and Disney for Kids trip director, to chat about the trip and the impact she witnessed.