Sydney Riccio

Darien High School
Darien, CT

Sydney Riccio, a Connecticut high school senior, advocates for equitable education and neurodiversity. With a passion for psychology and neuroscience, Sydney founded and led “Learn Abilities,” an international non-profit dedicated to making health and medical-related resources accessible for those with silent disabilities. Alongside delving into neurological development research at Columbia University and authoring an educational workbook for kids with dyslexia, Sydney continues to advocate for the increased accessibility of resources for those with disabilities. 

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: NSHSS Activism and Advocacy Scholarship