Friends, today we have an amazing guest, Matthew Schwab.
Matthew shares with us today about his life, dreams and how he is accessing a high-quality life.
Matthew is 22 years old and a North Carolina native from Holly Springs. He graduated from Holly Springs High School in June 2017 with an occupational course of study diploma. After high school he completed Project Search, an internship based educational program, through Wake Tech. Matthew works at AMC Theaters, Fuquay Revolution Volleyball, 321 Coffee, Chick-Fil-A and his own public speaking business, Matthew Schwab Speaks. He volunteers with WCPSS and serves on the Advisory
Council at 321 Coffee and with GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center, as an ambassador and on their Youth Advisory Board. He has attended workshops on advocacy, spoken to Governors McCrory and Cooper and was a paid intern in the NC State legislature. Matthew is now serving as co-deputy campaign manager for John Bradford’s reelection to the NC State Legislature and most recently he gave a TEDx talk in Cary NC. Matthew has a long-term girlfriend. He loves to advocate for people with IDD, travel and spend time with his family and friends. Matthew wants to live on his own, be self-supporting, get married and have a career as a public speaker.