In 2015, Wilson High School students started their own chapter of IM ABLE Foundation. These motivated students are determined to help students of the Wilson School District who are in need of adapted equipment. This innovative program is spearheaded by Dave Noyes, Wilson High School teacher and father of grant recipient Ryan Noyes. The grant process for Ryan was such a positive experience for the Noyes family, that Dave took the initiative to further the mission of IM ABLE by involving and motivating local high school students. Further, Dave joined the Board of Directors of IM ABLE in 2016.
The Wilson Chapter of IM ABLE held their first annual 5K race in March of 2016, and were proud to present an adaptive bike to fellow Wilson student Emily Mitchell that day. Recently, elementary student Jazlaya Haring-Thomas has been chosen as the next recipient of equipment to be provided by the Wilson Chapter. Jazlaya is blind, but is able to ride a bike with some modifications. The continued efforts of the Wilson Chapter will make this wish come true for Jazlaya and her family.
IM ABLE is proud to have such bright, enthusiastic students engaged in furthering our mission. The efforts of Wilson Chapter are truly helping to change the lives of their fellow students. We hope that as their success grows, it inspires students of other districts to get involved with our mission.