From chess champions to eager readers meeting state benchmarks,
students in The Shadow Project are thriving in school!
partners with special education teachers to empower children at the greatest risk of school failure
The Shadow Project
...to become confident, engaged learners,
and turn "I can't" into "I CAN!"
Engage * Inspire * Teach * Reward * Graduate
The Shadow Project is a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit that teams with teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students who stay in school. We provide an innovative, results-based program teachers have used in their classrooms to equip more than 10,000 struggling students in grades K-8 with critical tools and support that helps set them on a path toward graduation and life success.
Oregon has more than 75,000 special education students, but right now, fewer than 1 in 2 graduate with their class.
Working together to reach students early, we can help more of these promising students discover their potential. Join our community and help make it happen!
I am proud of myself because I'm doing better in class and staying focused. I used to have a hard time with my attitude but I'm doing better now. I'm 13 and I have done the Shadow Project since I was six. The Shadow Project is wonderful. I hope to be like you guys and help kids out someday.