Meridith Silcox lives in Splendora. “I applied to the Partners program to broaden my advocacy knowledge,” said Silcox. “I hope to gain confidence and knowledge to best advocate at all levels. I also hope to gain a strong network of peers.”
Creating Disability Employee Resource Groups
Silcox will develop a disability employee resources group (ERG) at the YMCA of the USA. The focus of the group is to support employees with disabilities and support hiring managers on hiring, leading, and supporting employees with disabilities. Additionally, the group will support executive directors to make sure their center is accessible to employees and the community. This ERG will be a pilot association. The ultimate goal is to replicate this association nationally and add disability ERGs across the U.S.