ABOUT US

Letter from Nicole and Ian Hockley

On December 14, 2012, our son Dylan was in his first-grade classroom when he was murdered alongside nineteen other students and six educators in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

 

Dylan was a beautiful 6-year-old boy.  He had an infectious laugh and was passionate about the moon, garlic bread, the color purple, and computer games.

 

Dylan had autism; he struggled to communicate his needs or follow complex instructions, which meant he could too easily be excluded from activities.

 

We established Dylan’s Wings of Change to inspire empathy, courage and hope. Everywhere.

Our Team

Jessica Michaels

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Program Director &

Wingman Trainer

Robb Armstrong

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Program Director &

Wingman Master Trainer

Wingman Master Trainers

All of our Wingman Master Trainers have more than 15 years in the fields of experiential and adventure education. Each brings their unique personality and skills to train the student leaders at the core of the Wingman for Schools program.

Jennifer Stanchfield

Experiential Tools Inc.

Jen is known internationally for her work in helping educators and group facilitators add to their repertoire of teaching and group facilitation tools and strategies. Jen envisioned and designed our Wingman student leader training curriculum.

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Justin McGlamery

Focus Your Locus Inc.

Justin works with educators, leadership teams, students and special-needs populations. In addition to his passion for teaching and learning with people, Justin’s love of life and laughter fuels his days and he seeks and creates connections and fun wherever he goes.

Heather Wlochowski

Manchester Youth Service Bureau

Heather designs and implements positive youth development and experiential education programs and was the High 5 "Adventure Practitioner of the Year" in 2016. She brings energy, creativity, and sensitivity to the field of experiential education.

Advisory Board

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John Dischinger

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Dylan's Wings of Change is fiscally sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a 501c3 registered public charity based in Newtown, CT

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