Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah speaks to students

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah recently spoke to students at Arlington schools.

Ghanian athlete and activist Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah recently visited with Arlington students to share his message that physical disabilities should not stop individuals from achieving their destiny.

A recipient of the 2005 ESPY Arthur Ashe Courage Award and the main character of the film “Emmanuel’s Gift,” Yeboah visited Arlington Community High School and Hoffman-Boston, Patrick Henry, Oakridge and Tuckahoe elementary schools.

“Emmanuel is a concrete example of ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that any person can achieve their hopes and dreams if they work hard, get the support they need and have an ‘I can do it’ attitude,” said Dawn Amin-Arsala, the Mosaic Project coordinator at Oakridge.

From Oct. 1-24, Yeboah participated in the 1,600-mile Ride for Change bike journey from Texas to Washington, D.C. For information, see the Web site at www.emmanuelsdream.org.


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Disability is although one of the factor which really part of sympathy for the people who are being part of it but those people who don’t make disability their weakness in their life will always enjoy successful and calm life. The availability of some critical points in assignment writing online always make me confused regarding making my assignments.

Janet Smith

Does this mean we will all be forced to ride bicycles to work in the Winter under the County's new 'if he can do it so can you' transportation policy?

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