Matthew Schwab is a very busy twenty-year-old living with Down syndrome. His energy and drive is enviable.
weeks are typically filled with attending the Wake Tech Adult Basic
Education Transitional Opportunities for Postsecondary Success
(ABETOPS), working part-time at Chick-fil-A in Holly Springs as a dining
room attendant and volunteering at several local organizations.
recent volunteer experiences include Holly Ridge Middle School's
volleyball team, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, the SPCA,
Kraft Family YMCA, 321 Coffee and serving as co-president for Gigi's
Playhouse’s youth advisory board.
selected for a paid internship where he will be a legislative intern for
Representative John Bradford in the North Carolina State Legislature.
With a passion for advocacy, Matthew aspires to be a public speaker and is well on his way to achieve his goal by speaking at the 2018 National Down Syndrome Congress.