DEAF ROOTS & PRIDE
The possibilities and potential for our young Deaf people are endless.
Deaf Roots & Pride is a project aimed at children and young people aged between 8 and 20 who are transitioning from primary to secondary education or from secondary school to third level, employment or other environments.
We believe that the presence of a role model is crucial for the well being of a young person as they grow up – these people can inspire, provide a blueprint on how to behave, and act as a source of valuable support for young Deaf people.
90% of deaf children are born to hearing families and although support is available at every stage to help kids reach their full potential, for a lot of deaf children and teenagers who attend mainstream schools or services, there’s still something missing.
The Deaf Roots and Pride project focuses on expanding the possibilities and potential of young deaf people and children in the UK and supports its participants in becoming more inspired and hopeful about their future as well as helping them cultivate a more positive attitude to being deaf.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DRP TEAM
Meet the DRP Teams around the UK
DRP opens the door to a world of positivity about being deaf and an understanding of the opportunities they have to fulfill their potential and believe in themselves