Become a Shadow Audiobook Mentor

Become a Shadow Audiobook Mentor

Do you want to make a difference for children with learning challenges like dyslexia, ADHD, and autism? Become an audiobook mentor, and empower our students to get hooked on reading and reach their potential.

Shadow audiobook mentors meet with elementary school age students one-on-one, helping them learn to use an online audio-visual book library designed specifically for children with learning challenges. Mentors guide children in exploring their interests, find books they love, and read more!

You’d make a great mentor for a child with learning challenges if you are able to:

  • Commit two hours a week, during school hours, October to May;
  • Interact compassionately with children who are diverse learners, encouraging them to set reading goals and celebrate their progress;
  • Complete a background check.

For more information, please contact Alejandra Gurrola, 971-373-3457.

 

Star News Features The Shadow Project

Spirit Mountain Rolls Dice on The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project, a 15-year-old nonprofit headquartered in Sullivan’s Gulch, has received a one-year, $35,000 grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund to help its teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education. View the article here. (PDF)

The Shadow Project is in the Portland Society Page

Spirit Mountain Community Fund Helps Advance Equity for Children with Learning Challenges

Portland Society Page highlights The Shadow Project’s most recent award from The Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

Read the full article here. (PDF)

CareOregon Makes Grant to Shadow

The Shadow Project is one of CareOregon’s latest grantees, and will expand trauma-informed care for students with disabilities. Read the full story here.

Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund Makes Reading More Engaging for Children in Special Education

Students in Portland and Yamhill County schools will receive tailored books and reading tools through a grant awarded to The Shadow Project.

The Shadow Project, a nonprofit that partners with primarily low-income schools to foster academic success 1,600 students with disabilities, has received a $7,000 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

The Siletz gift will enable The Shadow Project to distribute more than 3,000 books that mirror the cultural and learning backgrounds of diverse learners, whose challenges include dyslexia, ADHD and autism. The Shadow Project will also equip select schools with audio-visual libraries designed for readers who struggle with print text, making books come alive for children who do not read the traditional way.

Shadow Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella, M.A., received the grant at a November 2 ceremony at Chinook Winds. “School should not be a place of shame and frustration,” said Scattarella. “The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund is ensuring that students in special education have access to the books and reading technology tailored to the way they learn, so they can read and achieve.”

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund is the philanthropic arm of The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, distributing grants to non-profit organizations and local governments in 11 counties, and to Native American organizations and activities. Since its inception in 1999, the Siletz Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed more than $11.3 million in grant awards.

Download the full release here. (PDF)