We offer as much support as we can to twice-exceptional (2e) young people in the community, through tutoring, counselling, parent support, further development for teachers and more. At every opportunity, we explore new ways and new options to help – but there’s only so much we can do.
This is where you come in.
As part of the community, it’s vital that we all play our part when it comes to representing the 2e young people around us and in general. These people can often be sidelined, with people thinking that they might not be as good as others, and showing people how wrong this view is is one of the most important things we can do.
So what can you do?
Being an ambassador is easy!
As an ambassador, your role is to publicly increase awareness of and pride in being twice-exceptional in school, home, work and neighbourhood. If you are 2e yourself, this means embracing who you are and what you can do. If you aren’t 2e, but know and support people who are, this means sharing your experiences to help others to understand.
2e Ambassadors can:
• Be vocal! Share your story and talk to people, on the street, in your workplace, home or elsewhere.
• Be noticed! Wear the badge. Wear the t-shirt. Talk the Talk.
• Make a skills contribution! Look around; you will often see events 2e young people in your area – with Kids Like Us and others. These events may need extra help to run, and you could be the perfect person to lend a hand!
• Make a financial contribution! Financial aid is vital to organisations like Kids Like Us, as it allows us to continue to support some of the people who need it most.