Learning Ally - National Achievement Awards: Wesley Brooks

Wesley Brooks

Metuchen, NJ

Winner of Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired

Wesley Brooks

Wesley recently graduated from Monmouth University and is exploring career options in supporting people who have disabilities like blindness. He is visually impaired with limited peripheral vision and also has mild cerebral palsy. Despite having two handicaps, he has been an active leader in a long list of school and community based initiatives, and is keenly interested in advocacy for people with disabilities. “Making a difference in the lives of others has always been important to me as it helps make the world a better place,” he says. “I would advise those who may be hesitant to join Learning Ally to pick up the phone and give a call. The world is full of interesting information, and just because one has a visual or print disability does not mean give up.” Wesley hopes one day to be a high school English teacher and inspire a wide range of students to discover their capacity to make significant differences in the lives of others.


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