Honor Good Deeds
Justin Bachman is 17 years old and knows first hand what it is like to be different. He has Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes his body to make strange movements and noises that he cannot control. He also deals with severe ADHD and dysgraphia which is a fine motor skills disorder resulting in an inability to write legibly. Throughout his life, Justin has faced many challenges. He faced a great deal of intolerance in grade school and attempted suicide 3 times before the age of 11. Through great strength and courage, Justin has used his experiences to rise above his challenges. Justin’s most noted accomplishment has been the creation of a non-profit organization called Honor Good Deeds. His mission is to empower people to embrace their differences and live loud through interactive events, in-school/corporate programming and social media campaigns. He has been a motivational speaker for four years reaching over 65,000 people in 13 states. Justin is a Global Teen Leader in the Three Dot Dash program of the We Are Family Foundation. Justin has received numerous awards including the Maltz Museum Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out grand prize,, Clark-Reliance Youth Philanthropy award, Kohl’s Kids Who Care, two gold medal President’s Volunteer Service Awards from President Barak Obama and the Council on Service and Civic Participation. Justin serves as a leader for the National Tourette Syndrome Association’s Youth Ambassador Program. He will be heading to Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as a communications and digital broadcast major in the fall of 2015.