Sydney Brett is the founder and CEO, of Stronger Than You Think. Sydney started her non-profit organization in 2017, as a result of being a victim of both physical and verbal bullying, in elementary school. Sydney wanted to take a negative experience and turn it into a positive and help children. Sydney is currently a college student majoring in fashion merchandising and a honors student through the school of Art & Design at High Point University. Sydney has been awarded multiple local, state, and national awards for her leadership and community-service involvement. Sydney is involved in modeling, acting and pageantry, and she has held various titles such as, the USA National Miss New York Jr. Teen, and National United Jr. Miss. Sydney believes in order to make a change you must be the change you wish to see in the world. Sydney hopes to teach the importance of kindness, while being an upstander rather than a bystander.
Sydney has been awarded
- The Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for 2014 through 2018.
- Letter of Recognition from New York State Governor Cuomo
- Letter of Recognition from New York State Senator John Brooks
- Letter of Recognition from New York State Senator Anna Kaplan
- Student Ambassador for the Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center
- Letter of Recognition from Mayor Ehrbar of Williston Park
- Letter of Recognition from Long Beach City Councilman Scott Mandel.
- Citation Town Supervisor, Anthony Santino
- Citation from Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer
- Friedlander Upstander Award
- Citation, New York State Assemblywomen Melissa Miller
- Commendation Letter, Congresswomen Kathleen Rice
- Proclamation and Citation, New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky
- Proclamation, City of Long Beach
- Letter of recognition from Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Saladino
Citation, Nassau County Executive.
- Community Service Youth Hero Award Radio Station WBGG 1240 AM