Finalists to be honorned November 14th at Benedict's Plantation, Mandeville. Tickets are available for $35 per person. Call 985 264 3835 to purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
Message from Sue Cheveallier, Director, ACTIVE Partnership
“In 2011, I heard Patricia Schoen, a parent of a young girl with a disability say that it seems many people are uncomfortable when a person with a disability walks by. It seems they just don't know what to say so they just turn away. As I realized the truth of this, I was distressed. I was even more distressed when that weekend I saw the Chase Bank Hero awards, the CNN Hero awards, even the canine hero awards presentations. Since I have worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years, I know of the accomplishments they have acquired and the contributions they have made to our communities.
I contacted Patricia and we agreed to bring together individuals to plan an awards event to recognize and celebrate these accomplishments. We believe this event is just a beginning of how we can accomplish our mission. We invite you to become a part of fulfilling the ACTIVE Partnership mission. Please contact us to find out how you can help. Note that ACTIVE stands for A Community That Includes and Values Everyone.”
ACTIVE Partnership was formed in 2012in St Tammany, LA. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities while strengthening their support in the community.
We hope to impact our community by helping individuals become …
…more comfortable interacting with and greeting people with disabilities
…more inclusive for people with disabilities
…more aware of the needs, accomplishments and contributions of people with disabilities