Meet Anthony!

December 30, 2021

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The Beginning

Anthony is extremely friendly to all and enjoys being around people. He has a very easy going personality, he likes helping others. Anthony loves physical fitness training, he enjoys spar boxing with his friends, going to the movies, listening to music, and he enjoys traveling with his parents. As a lover of all things social media, he likes to post videos and inspirational posts.

Anthony joined the Mychal’s Learning Place After-School Program when he was a junior in high school. From the moment he started he felt the warm welcome from staff and students, since then he engages in more conversations and feels very connected.

Thriving at Mychal’s

As soon as Anthony joined Mychal’s After School Program, he immediately got started in the theatrical arts program at Mychal’s. He participated in the Grease Jr. musical first, which he enjoyed tremendously. Anthony has gone on to participate in several more productions.  He was a lead character as Rafiki, from the musical adaptation of the Lion King Jr.

Anthony always wants to do well in all that he puts his mind to do and always puts in his best effort.  He used to be very quiet in most social settings prior to coming to Mychal’s Learning Place. Anthony has had tremendous growth from being very shy &  introverted to now having several friends and getting along well with others. He has reached goals of self-awareness, confidence, and independence. Now, Anthony transitioned over to the Path to Independence Adult Day Program, where he loves challenging himself with learning new tasks and daily living skills.

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Anthony  hopes to one day work for Mychal’s Learning Place. He has expressed interest in learning about the duties in the café, and a desire in a culinary profession. Anthony is currently working as an  Jr. Social Media Assistant for the Love Beyond Autism Organization. When asked why he participates in the Santa Stroll, Anthony explained that he enjoys wearing a Santa costume and looks forward to seeing his friends at the event!

Anthony’s parents say, “We have seen Anthony soar in so many ways at Mychal’s! We are grateful for Ed Lynch’s vision and his desire to create a platform for people in this special community to go beyond barriers,  thrive, and succeed as valuable members.” We are grateful to have Anthony as part of the Mychal’s family and look forward to watching all that he accomplishes!

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