Welcome to the Waving Hands website! My name is JohnPaul Jebian "JP", I am the founder and president of Waving Hands. I teach an American Sign Language course at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, and run an ASL Honor Society Club, and developed the ASL program called Parent Academy ASL for families in Miami, FL. Waving Hands contributes a lot to the community, we have drives that coincide with the holidays. We do toy drives for Christmas and a back to school drive for the first day of school. There are many events throughout the year, great for families and friends to come and have fun! Waving Hands is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization, whose goal is to reach out to those in South Florida that embrace the Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture/community and to include them in different events and activities; as part of the world with full access and friendship. Through their services and resources in South Florida they provide community involvement, education and advocacy to further support a healthier more independent quality of life. Waving hands spreads awareness to the community by hosting work-shops for deaf/hard of hearing individual, discussing matters like health care, interpreting services, employment, and their legal rights.
I would like to thank Miami Dade County and The Children’s Trust who supported all of Waving Hands events. The Children’s Trust nomination was awarded to Waving Hands.
Get involved through donations, sponsorships/partnerships, and volunteering. For more information head over to the "Contact Us" page located at the top of the site and feel free to write to our P.O. Box., email or call.
Waving Hands has events throughout the year, they are filled with fun activities, performances and more! These events are great for everyone, especially, families!
Waving Hands founder/president
Shop here online! We sell a variety of things, from 'ILY' T-Shirts to ASL Calendars! Come check out our online shop.
We would love to have volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer in any events, feel free to fill out the volunteer form. Just click the MORE button and it will take you there.