Empowering Youth With Disabilities

Dedication to service

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Social skills

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Past supporters of EYD include the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families, the Junior League of San Francisco, The San Francisco Foundation and numerous private donors.

San Francisco Unified School District educators provide ongoing support of our work, and the San Francisco Public Library hosts our meeting space and keeps the public informed about issues relevant to the community.

EYD especially thanks all of its mentors, such as Sharon Jones, pictured above, and Iona Lawhorn. Iona, working in a special day class at Mission High School since February 2017, is a Braille reader who shares her skills, relates real-life events, and reads amusing, intriguing stories to the eager students.

A mentor’s perspective

“July 16, 2018, was the last day for me at Mission High School for the summer. I enjoyed the summer session. I read the book ‘Creepy Pair of Underwear’ to two combined classes. Tom Duffy at our library is always very helpful in getting me books for the class. In Room 225, it is a joy to see a staff so devoted to making the students the first priority.” — Iona Lawhorn, EYD Project Mentor