Believe I Can Academy and its Board of Directors will be holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting event with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce on May 13.
The event will be held at 1:00pm at the Wayne Smith Building, located at 2120 S. Rural Road.
During this celebration, BICA will be dedicating the “Believe and Achieve” mural on campus which was designed by the BICA students who chose to honor iconic influential individuals who paved the way for equality and disability awareness, such as Helen Keller, John Lewis, Ruth B. Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Ghandi and Harriet Tubman. The mural is owned and painted by local artist Paige Reesor.
The event will also be celebrating Sarah Davis’s nomination as one of the 48 Women, Arizona's Most Intriguing Women of the Decade. 48 Women is an Arizona Centennial Legacy initiative that every ten years recognizes Arizona women who are making a remarkable impact in their communities, often with little fanfare. Their accomplishments have transformed lives, built stronger communities, and shaped Arizona and the nation.
Lastly, the ceremony will be honoring BICA Co-Owner and Behavior/Life Skills Coach, Terrence Davis, and BICA students Cara Celano and David Jacobo. Davis won the Exceptional Educator Award along with Celano and Jacobo winning Outstanding Youth Awards at the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Disability Awards 2022, which was held on April 5th, 2022. Laura Belvado, a BICA Educator and DanceFIT Instructor, and Sarah Davis, BICA Owner/President, were also nominated.
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