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TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO DESC: Domonic is outside, standing in front of a tree. Domonic is wearing a NAD polo.

DOMONIC: Hello everyone! My name is Domonic Gordine. My name sign is DG. I am from Philadelphia. (Domonic looks around). It’s beautiful today. I can’t believe that summer is coming near to an end. Time flies! I know that many of you know that #NAD2020 Conference is cancelled and will resume in 2022. First, I’ll like to share about my journey from 2018 – 2020 as the NAD Youth Ambassador. On the first day I became the NAD Youth Ambassador, it was surreal.

Video clip (0:41 – 0:43): Domonic is presenting on stage. There is a slide on a huge screen with text: “Mentorship Program”
Video clip (0:44 – 0:46): A close up of Domonic on stage signing “we need to establish a mentorship program”.
Video clip: (0:47 – 0:55): Emcee Aarron announced the NAD YAP winner. Domonic waves his hands.

DOMONIC: Shortly afterwards, I visited the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) where I met a lot of deaf youth.

Photo #1: Domonic is on the YLC stage with four leaders at the Leadership Hall.
Photo #2: Group photo of Domonic with YLC 2018 leaders and builders by the campfire.
Photo #3: A close up of Domonic and Usaamah.
Photo #4: Group photo of Domonic with YLC 2019 leaders and builders at the Leadership Hall.

DOMONIC: Ylcers, you make me proud. You’ve made me a better person. You’ve made my journey worthy. Through my journey, I’ve met so many deaf community members and organizations. Words cannot describe how fortunate I am to have our community.

Photo #5: Domonic is chatting with a group of students.
Photo #6: Domonic leads the PSAD Family Feud event.
Photo #7: A selfie shot of Domonic and ________.
Photo #8: Domonic presents to a group of Jr. NAD members at the auditorium.

I’ve had so many conversations with many of you during meals, at schools, or community events. The main topic was how to invest in our deaf youth. I am aware that LEAD-K focuses on children from 0 to 5 years old. I want to focus on full access to language and to activities. The reason I won as the NAD Youth Ambassador in 2018 was because of my pitch to establish MoiSigne Mentorship Program (sign M5). The original target group was 18 – 30 years old. Guess what? I’ve decided to expand the age group to 6 years old and above. We will separate applicants based on age group and screen their needs and accommodations before assigning them to their mentor “match”. (Domonic pauses) It’s 2020. Has my journey as the NAD Youth Ambassador ended?

Video fades to black screen with white text: “???” then fades back to Domonic.

DOMONIC: I’m excited to share that I will be continuing my term as the NAD Youth Ambassador to 2022. I hope to see you all in Florida!

Video cuts to NAD copyright.

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