What does rowing, fitness training, at risk youth, a Delaware Pathways to Employment video and West Point Military Academy all have in common? They are all important components of an innovative program to change lives offered by Breaking Barriers, a 501(c) 3 organization, located at 503 Hawley St., Wilmington, Delaware.
On November 12th, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, Breaking Barriers will host Delaware Governor Jack Markell, and State officials, who will launch the Delaware Pathways to Employment Video. This video highlights the accomplishments of Dwayne Adams, founder of Breaking Barriers and four other individuals facing the challenges of physical disabilities. The event is open to the media.
“Breaking Barriers is a complete program, which can impact a lot of youth. It is poised to go national, but the goal is to show that it happens first in the First State”, says Dwayne. The Founder’s accomplishments includes being a personal trainer, rowing coach, motivational/public speaker, three-time member of the US National Adaptive Rowing Team, bronze medalist in the 2002 World Rowing Championship in Seville, Spain, and Breaking Barriers’ driving force. “It was an honor to be asked to do this video, Jill, who directed the video, was told about the work being done at Breaking Barriers.”
The video will be used by the Department of Health and Social Services, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Education, schools, and nonprofit groups.