Domonic will talk about his journey with coping with failures which he executes into prosperity. Domonic will share why you should love your shortcomings as a learning opportunity and learn from past mistakes!
Jimel was born in Jamaica and raised in Illinois where he attended Illinois School for the Deaf for four years and excelled as a four year student athlete. Upon graduation, he attended Gallaudet University and graduated with a B.S in Physical Education in 2017. After graduating, Jimel moved to Seattle in 2018 to work as the Community Outreach Coordinator at Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS). Jimel has been working at the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) since 2015. He became the Camp Director in 2017. In his free time Jimel enjoys cycling, filming, playing sports, road trips and is a proud vegan.
Domonic hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the City of Brotherly Love. He attended Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) until 2006 before transferring to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) in Washington, D.C. where he graduated in 2008. Domonic returned to Philadelphia to start his first career as a Resident Advisor (RA) to deaf individuals with disabilities. His leadership abilities were noticed soon after. He was promoted to Enhanced RA to support the deaf youth from the age of 13 to 21 for three and half years. In 2016, Domonic graduated from the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania with an associate degree in Social Science. Soon afterwards, the Pennsylvania Society of the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD) appointed him as an Interim Coordinator of the Young Adult Program, where he organized workshops that provided information on resources available in the community to assist with deaf people’s daily lifestyle. Domonic graduated from Rosemont College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science. Domonic is passionate in building his community with education, developing life skills, and expanding resources. His three children Alex, Aubree, and Zoe are his driving force to do his part in making a difference.
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