Arlington Texas Youth

Speakers

Sharon Carter

Position: Member Services Director
Organization: YMCA of Arlington

Biography

 
  •           YMCA experienced: Member Services Director, Special Friends/Community Services, Kid Zone, and Silver Sneakers.
  •           A lifetime dedication to human respect and community service.
  •           A sincere and caring commitment to excellence.
  •          Driven to learn and apply new ideas and creative talents.
  •           Strong communication and interpersonal skills with people of all levels and roles.
  •           Twenty year professional, experienced in management and problem solving.
  •           Demonstrated responsibility in adherence to contractual agreements and federal imposed regulatory laws.

 

  Attended The University of Texas,

  Arlington, Texas  1970-1995

 

  Major:  Psychology/Art 

  Current Outside Activities:

  •   Painting and volunteering as Coach for the Miracle League, Arlington, Texas

 

 

 

 

Speech Titles

  1. Special Friends - A program sponsored by the YMCA of Arlington and Mental Health/Mental Retardation of Tarrant County.
  2. Miracle League - The Miracle Fields of DFW co-partnered with the YMCA, Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington to make it possible for any child to be able to play ball no matter what special needs that child may have.

Speech Description

  • The mission of Special Friends/Locomotion is to create programs and activities that promote fitness, respect, honesty, caring and responsibility towards people with various developmental disabilities in order that they may achieve lives with purpose and satisfaction to improve not only their lives, but the lives of others.  My mission is to educate the citizens in Arlington and beyond that adults with special needs can contribute to the community they live in.

  • Miracle League is a non-profit program whose mission is to provide special needs children the opportunity to play the game of baseball on synthetic turf, custom-designed fields. Every child deserves a chance to play baseball.  Every Parent deserves a chance to sit in the stands and exhibit pride in their child's accomplishments.

References

  • I have spoken a fund raiser dinner for the YMCA board members and donors at the Mira Vista Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas  July, 2006 about Miracle League.
  • I spoke at the Kiwannis Club monthly meeting at the First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas in Oct., 2006 concerning Special Friends/Miracle League. 

Minimum Speaking Time: 25 minutes
Maximum Speaking Time: 45 minutes

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