NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Over the weekend, the Merrimack College field hockey team volunteered at Lynn English High School as part of EPIC – Young Leaders With Ability.
The Warriors spent the day painting and taping at Lynn English High School. The organization hits particularly close to home for the Warriors, as Assistant Coach Meag Hildebrnad's cousin Jeff is a founder of EPIC.
From the organization's website, EPIC is equipping a new generation of leaders, young people with disabilities, to celebrate their civil rights by making a lasting impact on their communities.
"EPIC really hits close to home with our team, which is why we felt it was important to participate and volunteer our community service time regardless of the fact that we were coming off a hard loss from the night before. We still decided to wake up early and give back to the community."
About Epic: Young Leaders With Ability
Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) prepares young people with disabilities to be actively engaged community leaders through education, leadership development and community service. EPIC's vision is for young people with disabilities transitioning into adulthood to be empowered to embrace their abilities and leadership skills, in order to achieve their goals for gainful employment, higher education and to live healthy lifestyles. EPIC was founded in March 2011 and operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit through our fiscal sponsor,Triangle Inc. Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives.