Kayla Wilson who is an alumna of the Georgia High School High Tech program and who currently serves on the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc. Board is the 2015 recipient of the Harrison Sylvester Award. This prestigious award is given annually at the National Learning Disabilities Association to “a person with learning disabilities who has shown a significant commitment and dedication to adults with learning disabilities and their issues.” The committee for the Harrison Sylvester Award was very impressed with her personal accomplishments as well as with all of the volunteer work that she has done on behalf of young people who are in situations similar to where she was at their age. The chair of the Award Committee was extremely impressed to see what Kayla has accomplished, particularly as she is only 24-years old. Kayla was nominated by Christopher Lee, Director of AMAC. Kayla will be recognized at the Adult Topics Luncheon on February 19th during the national conference of the Learning Disabilities Association in Chicago and plans to attend.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.