Remember hearing about the PSU Vikings visiting with students in our program at Marysville School? Well these students have created a little video about their visit – take a look
Thanks to your support in the Give!Guide, we were able to buy over 900 books for the students in our program at our last visit to the Scholastic Warehouse. Thank you!
Shadow students are setting goals for 2014!
Did you make any New Years Resolutions this year? Students in the Shadow Project certainly did! Every year we send a letter home to the parents of students in our program, welcoming them to The Shadow Project. This year, for the first time we asked parents to help their kids set goals and identify strengths. Students and parents filled out the goals & strengths pages together and brought them back to school. As students continue to work on their goals and set new ones, we wanted to share a few of the many wonderful examples we’ve received already!
Thanks to your support we exceeded our fundraising goal in the Willamette Week Give!Guide this year!
Thanks to your generous support The Shadow Project exceeded its ambitious fundraising goal in the Willamette Week Give!Guide this year! We raised $20,631, an increase of almost 20% from last year. On behalf of our students, we thank you for this tremendous accomplishment!
Community reactions to The Boy Who Learned Upside Down
“A terrific true story about coping with learning challenges and accepting differences” –Midwest Children’s Bookwatch. “An upbeat message on a subject rarely written about”. –Library Journal. We’re grateful for the reviews and support of The Boy Who Learned Upside Down (Black Heron Press) a new children’s book based on the real-life story of a Portland child with learning disabilities who inspired The Shadow Project.
Read the full article on our website to learn more about what Social Venture Partners Portland and The Standard Charitable Foundation are doing to support the book and the students in our program!
We are so grateful to Hanna Andersson, which awarded Shadow a $10,000 operating grant through the company’s Hanna Helps program; to The Reser Family Foundation, which awarded Shadow $10,000 for a second year to improve educational outcomes for our growing number of special education students; and to the OCF Joseph E. Weston Foundation, with a grant of $5,000 for a second year of operating support.
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.