Purpose: Discover, Develop, and Celebrate Abilities
People are unique! Human beings are a vast array of differences. We are like a field of wild flowers, varying in height, shape, and color. Each one with beauty expressed in its own way amidst an ocean of diversity. Life is a process in which we are born and develop as we age. Pure potential! Some factors are generic and endow us with different strengths. There will be talents that come naturally while others will require more effort. However, luckily, we are not alone in this field and our gifts are often complemented by those of another. While it is true that certain aspects may be fixed, eventually all things do change. Time will pass, moving us from one state to another. During these different stages many factors may combine to determine who we will be. Our own self becomes conjoined with friends, family, and society. It is here where any differences are best exalted. Not only can we grow when nurtured and supported; we can thrive! This beauty is self evident when we become the best we can be. True, each person is unique, and still, we are so much like one another!
The I AM organization is a collective of like-minded individuals dedicated to the positive development of people. We believe that everyone has both limitations and abilities. In this way we are all the same and simply vary in the manner or degree in which we do things. Based on this principle our organization endeavors to promote abilities! It is our goal to approach each individual as a unique being possessing positive qualities, regardless of their perceived situation. We will work to offer support for these individuals in realizing their fullest potential. Simply put, our hope is to help others live the richest lives possible.
Given the understanding that there are so many differences between people, along with their abilities and opportunities, I AM will approach our goal from many angles. While our organization will consist of multiple components, our primary focus will center on activity. It is widely believed that a person’s perceived sense of health is a contributing factor to happiness and that active people are happier people. This is why we promote programs such as wheelchair sports and exercise initiatives. I AM also sponsors events that allow someone to experience new adventures or simply have fun! Our thought is that by offering things to participate in, we can engage people, thereby creating space, and helping to nurture a spark within.
Who knows what’s possible?
Let’s find out!
Individual Abilities in Motion (I AM) aspires to support individuals with mobility impairments in achieving the highest possible level of life satisfaction by discovering, celebrating, and developing individuals’ abilities.
Individual Abilities in Motion’s (I AM) vision is to be the leading organization in Northeast Pennsylvania to provide mentoring, motivation, support, and opportunities from peers and experts to people with mobility impairments. We are a source for knowledge, experience, and resources, as well as programs and activities to help members overcome obstacles and enrich their lives.