Jeanie Rowe is a 21-year-old student in the Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District in Cass County, Michigan. Jeanie has always had a desire to help others reach their full potential and wants them to know that they are not alone. She is currently training as a Peer Mentor at Woodlands Behavioral Health, where she will provide support to peers who also receive services there. “I am a strong advocate for all people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives”. Helping people understand their right to make their own choices was very appealing to Jeanie, and this is what drew her to become a Youth Ambassador for the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice.
- Jeanie was highlighted in a news story, along with the Michigan Supported Decision-Making toolkit and CYVYC! Read the story: ‘Voice for the voiceless’: Young woman using ability to advocate for others with disabilities. Watch the video!
- View Jeanie’s PowerPoint Presentation titled: Using Supported Decision-Making in the Voting Process.