Your Business Can Sponsor Student Success

Your Business Can Sponsor Student Success

Transform school for children who are struggling to read. The Shadow Project is seeking sponsors for its Reading Mentors program at several of our 36 partner schools, with ample opportunity for employee volunteerism. A modest school sponsorship will provide critical support for students, who are gaining up to two years in their reading ability and deepening their connection to school. Email christy@shadow-project.org to get involved.

A new report from the Oregon Department of Education found that 82% of elementary and middle school students with disabilities that impact learning do not read proficiently. Students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism and other learning challenges have tremendous potential, but lack a reading format that addresses their needs. The Reading Mentors program equips schools with assistive reading technology designed for struggling readers and provides caring mentors to students who are up to 3 years behind their peers.

We have year-round volunteer opportunities for your employees, ranging from shelving and sorting books to mentoring students for two hours a week. Your staff is also invited to participate in an end-of-year celebration where parents see their children’s reading progress honored, often for the first time. We’ll honor your commitment to children with learning challenges on our website, social media, newsletters and publicity at your sponsor school community.

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