At 15, Jessica Goldberg noticed the lack of support for siblings in the mental health and developmental disability communities, so she started Sib4Sib, a support network for individuals who have a sibling who struggles with mental health or has cognitive or developmental differences.
In three years, Jessica has built Sib4Sib into a thriving community with four different support groups (facilitated by licensed professionals), resources, networking, advocacy and social outings — all free of charge. Jessica serves as the executive director and president of Sib4Sib, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has raised more than $100,000. A senior this year at North Farmington High School, Jessica looks forward to attending college in fall 2020 and passing the executive director position of Sib4Sib to a part-time professional. Jessica will remain involved on the board of directors.
In addition to Sib4Sib, Jessica holds leadership positions in Teen Volunteer Corps, the Jewish Fund Teen Board and Youth United Interfaith Camp. She wants to thank her parents, Scot and Judy Goldberg, Sammi Shapiro, Max Newman, Barrett Harr, Betty Chu, Martha Goldberg, the Wish and Mall families, and the entire community for its support on this exciting journey.
Jessica resides in Farmington Hills with her family and goldendoodle, Goldie. Find more info at Sib4Sib.org
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