On Thursday, December 1st, eleven Native American Youth leaders will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These young people are Champions in their tribes and communities. They have each worked to improve the lives of those around them through innovative programs that help others.
One of the honorees, Morgan Fawcett, was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) when he was 15 years old. Morgan decided that he wanted to educate individuals across the country about FASD. Morgan has organized concerts and benefits that allow to him to speak about FASD at school assemblies, colleges, community colleges, hospitals, churches and many more. Morgan hopes to begin college this year and show others that just because you are born with a disability, with help from friends, family, and the community you can succeed.
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.