WHO WE ARE
The Derrick L. Coleman Jr. No Excuse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established to provide financial and educational support to hearing impaired children, teenagers and adults through varies resource within the No Excuse Program. Through advocacy, education, research, and financial aid, the Derrick L. Coleman Jr. No Excuse Foundation helps to increase awareness for non-hearing impaired individuals, while helping to ensure that individuals with hearing loss have the best opportunity to be successful in mainstream society.
The foundation’s mission is two-fold: First, to inspire and encourage those with hearing loss to adopt our “No Excuse” mantra as they work to achieve their dreams! SELF CONFIDENCE is the Key! Second, to lessen instances of bullying aimed at those with hearing impairments, and other disabilities, through education and awareness.
The Derrick L Coleman Jr. No Excuse Foundation empowers, unites, and advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing. We Instill the Confidence that is needed to be successful in this world! Being shy is something Deaf/Hard of Hearing people cannot afford to be!
To have a world that is accepting of individuals affected by hearing impairment and all things that make us different and unique! Seeing the gap between Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Normal Hearing kids decrease! We all want to have fun!
“BE BETTER TODAY THEN YESTERDAY, BE BETTER TOMORROW THEN TODAY!”