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. Teachers have used our innovative program to equip more than 6,500 struggling students grades K-8 with critical tools and support that helps set them on a path toward graduation and life success.
Oregon has more than 74,000 more 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 youngsters to discover their potential. Join our community!
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.
City of Portland Making a Difference in Education Award