A Sea Cliff teenager will be featured on the Disney Channel's "Make Your Mark" series Friday.
Teased by classmates because of tics caused by Tourette syndrome, Dylan Brady decided to take a stand. Diagnosed at age 4, Brady, now 15, helps to inform and enlighten others about the disorder as a youth ambassador for the Tourette Syndrome Association. While attending high school and pursuing his passion to perform music as the lead singer and drummer in a band, The Brady Brothers, he advocates in Washington, D.C., and speaks at student assemblies.
The "Make Your Mark" series showcases the uplifting stories of kids and teens from around the country who are making a difference in the world. The segments are designed to encourage and empower kids ages 6 to 14.
In a recent news release, Ron Pomerantz, Disney Channel's vice president of marketing and creative, said, "Peers can have a great influence on kids and teens and through these stories about young people making a real difference, we aim to inspire a generation of kids to take action that can change the world and themselves through service, a sense of optimism and values they uphold."
In addition to students from New York, some of the young people chosen for the 2014 edition of "Make Your Mark" come from Arizona, California, Connecticut and Florida. For more information, visit disneychannel.com.